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COVID-19 Lagos fatality cases rise to 205


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The Lagos State Commissioner for Health, Prof. Akin Abayomi, says the state’s COVID-19 related deaths has increased to 205.

Mr Abayomi made the disclosure on his Twitter handle @ProfAkinAbayomi, on Friday while giving the state’s COVID-19 update for Sept. 8.

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According to him, one #COVID-19 related death was recorded. Total number of #COVID-19 related deaths now stands at 205.

He said that 33 new COVID-19 infections were confirmed out of a total of 806 COVID-19 tests conducted in the state on the reported day.

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Mr Abayomi said that the new cases brought the total number of confirmed COVID-19 infections in Lagos to 18, 449.

He added that the total number of COVID-19 tests conducted in the state since outbreak of the pandemic now stands at 90,476.

The commissioner said, “2,402 of the confirmed cases have since been discharged from #COVID-19 Care Centres following full recovery.”

He added that 15,380 of the confirmed cases monitored in communities by #COVID-19 Lagos Response Team, have either fully recovered or positively responding to treatments.

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The commissioner said, “64 of the cases are currently under isolation in public and private care centres.”

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Mr Abayomi, however, said that 398 active cases in communities were yet to turn up for admission in the state’s COVID-19 care centres.

Also, data by the World Health Organisation, Africa Region, shows that there are 1,322, 188 confirmed COVID-19 cases on the continent with over one million recoveries and 31, 907 deaths.


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