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Health News of Monday, 29 June 2020

Source: MyNigeria

2,683 COVID-19 positive patients yet to turn up at isolation center - Lagos

Akin Abayomi Akin Abayomi

The Lagos State Government has said that 2,683 people who tested positive for COVID-19 are yet to turn up at the various isolation center in the state.

This was disclosed on social media by the State Commissioner of Health, Professor Akin Abayomi.

Abayomi revealed that the infected persons are afraid to turn up for treatment due to ignorance or fear of stigmatization.

He tweeted: "#COVID19Lagos Update as at 27th of June, 2020.

"4,891 COVID-19 cases were confirmed in Lagos State between June 2 and June 27, 2020 bringing total of confirmed cases in the State to 10,042. Out of the confirmed cases, 1,533 patients have since been discharged

"5,226 of the cases monitored in communities by #COVID19Lagos response team have either fully recovered or responded positively to treatments at home.

"454 of the cases are currently under isolation in public and private care centres across Lagos.

"However, 2,683 active cases in the communities are yet to turn up for admission in care centres either due to ignorance/fear of stigmatisation or preference for home care.

"As at 27th of June, 2020 numbers of #COVID19 related deaths in Lagos State have risen to 128.

"16 #COVID19 patients have been transferred to other states while 2 patients evacuated outside Nigeria.

"I urge all Lagos residents to #TakeResponsibility in the fight to stop community spread of #COVID19 Let's stop further spread of #COVID19 #ForAGreaterLagos!".

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