‘Flattening the Curve’ is Imminent as Lagos Fears Covid-19 Patients May Overwhelm Health Centers.

Lagos State Government is working hard to ensure that the same number of Coronavirus cases is spread over a period of time in the state after easing the lockdown on Monday.

The State Minister for Health, Prof. Akin Abayomi, during the State Situation Briefing informed Lagosians about the strategies that will ensure the reduce rate of Covid-19 patients in the state.

Prof. Abayomi said, ‘ The state strategies are in line with what is called flattening the curve to ensure there are not too many Covid-19 patients in a short period of time that will overwhelm our health infrastructures.’

On Testing capacity ramped up. Prof. Abayomi said, ‘Testing is now done in 4 centers; Lagos Biobank; LUTH; The Nigerian Institute of Medical Research (NIMR) and 54gene.’

According to him, over 1507 cases have been diagnosed, 406 discharged , 1037 active and 33 Covid-19 related deaths recorded so far.

Lagos mainland has majority of Covid-19 cases. Alimosho, Oshodi, Mushin, Ikeja, kosofe and Isolo are having more Covid-19 cases. New cases have been detected in Ojo.

‘The State is using this data to plan its strategies and where to place increased surveillance and isolation capacity.’ he said.

Isolation centres are situate in Gbagada, LUTH, IDH Yaba, Onikan and Landmark. Isolation facilities to be set up in Badagry and Epe.

‘Agidingbi Isolation centre is dedicated to frontline health personnel. Overall capacity utilization of isolation centres is 45% as of now.’

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