Panic as 2,422 active COVID-19 cases fail to turn up for treatment


The Lagos State Commissioner for Health, Professor Akin Abayomi has said 2,422 active COVID-19 cases were yet to turn up for admission at isolation centres, due to ignorance or stigmatisation or preference for home treatments. He noted that: “2,422 active cases in the communities are yet to turn up for admission in care centres either due to ignorance or fear of stigmatization or preference for home care treatments

He also said over 43,978 COVID-19 tests have been conducted in the state.

Giving an update on the COVID-19 situation in Lagos on his twitter handle, the commissioner noted that as of July 5th, 6,594 of active cases being monitored in communities by COVID19 Lagos response team have either fully recovered or positively responding to treatments.

He said as of 5 July, out of 816 COVID tests carried out, 199 was positive.