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Lagos declares end of COVID-19 4th wave

Lagos State Commissioner for Health, Akin Abayomi, has stated that the consistent decrease in COVID-19 case positivity indicated the end of the fourth wave in the state.

Abayomi disclosed this through his verified Twitter account on Saturday, while giving the state’s COVID-19 update for January 2020.

Recall that the state had on December 7, 2021, announced the beginning of the fourth wave as the daily infection figure from the virus spiked.

Abayomi pointed out that there was a reduction in positivity rates of COVID-19 infection from 29.3 percent recorded on December 21, to 1.9 percent as of January 20.

He stated bed capacity utilisation now stands at two percent, and fatality rate stands at 0.71 percent.

The commissioner said that 46 new infections were confirmed on the reported date increasing the number of COVID-19 infections in the state to 98,284.

He noted that 1,023, 203 sample tests had been conducted since the inception of the pandemic in the state.

Abayomi advised residents to get vaccinated and continue to adhere to non-pharmaceutical interventions to further reduce the spread of the virus.

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