At least 4,176 persons infected with coronavirus in Lagos State are currently undergoing home-based treatment.
The state Commissioner for Health, Prof. Akin Abayomi, disclosed this on Friday via a post on his Twitter handle, noting that 115 cases were in isolation.
“Total number of #COVID19 recovery in communities – 22,789; cases currently under isolation – 115; active cases under home-based care – 4,176; new #COVID19 related death – 3; total deaths – 240,” he tweeted.
The commissioner put the number of COVID-19 cases discharged from Lagos isolation centres at 2,901 while three new coronavirus-related deaths were recorded, bringing the total number of COVID-19 induced fatalities in the state to 240.
Abayomi also said the top five high burden local government area with COVID-19 cases in the state are Eti-Osa, Ajeromi, Surulere, Amuwo-Odofin and Mushin.
He appealed to people to stay safe, avoid crowded places and celebrate responsibly, warning that those who have no reason to move around should stay at home.
In his earlier tweet on December 30, 2020, Abayomi put COVID-19 infections in Lagos State at 30,221.
Nigerians’ nonchalant attitude responsible for second wave –Lagos NMA
Meanwhile, the Lagos State branch of the Nigerian Medical Association (NMA) has lamented the nonchalant attitude of Nigerians, saying it is responsible for the second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic in the country.
The Chairman of the branch, Dr Adetunji Adenekan, said this on Friday in a statement, titled, ‘Reflecting on the lesson of (the outgone) year 2020.’
Adenekan also stressed the need for a high index of suspicion among health care professionals.
He said:“We must state, with the utmost sense of responsibility, that the carefree or nonchalant attitude of the Nigerian public towards the COVID-19 protocols is largely responsible for the second wave of the pandemic.”