Lagos records six COVID-19 deaths daily in one week
By Oyebola Owolabi
Lagos State has recorded about 30 deaths since the COVID-19 third wave hit Nigeria, Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu lamented on Monday.
According to him, the State has recorded about six deaths daily in the last one week.
The Governor briefed State House Correspondents on the COVID-19 situation report at the State House in Alausa, Ikeja.
Sanwo-Olu added experts have also warned the Astrazeneca and Moderna vaccines cannot be mixed, and so those waiting for their second jab should exercise patience as the second batch of Astrazeneca vaccine was expected in August.
According to him, the number of confirmed cases started to rise in July with the positivity rate going from 1.1 per cent in June to seven per cent in July.
But as at now, the positivity rate stands at 8.9 per cent.
He said: “This is an 8-fold increase over the figure recorded a month ago, and it should rightly alarm all of us. This has resulted in 4,300 confirmed cases in July alone and 352 admissions into our isolation facilities.
“Over the course of managing the pandemic, about 5,029 patients have been admitted into our care centres in Lagos. We have, sadly, recorded 390 fatalities, 30 of which happened in this current third wave of the pandemic. Essentially, we have recorded an average of six deaths per day since last week.
“But this alarm should not be responded to with panic, but instead with a firm resolve and determination to reverse the trend. We have done it before, and we can do it again.
“We dealt with the first and second waves and did our best to prevent a third wave.
“But now that it is fully upon us, we must dig deep into what we have learnt from the previous waves, as well as summon the will to do everything necessary to bring down the numbers, on the way to eventually defeating the virus.”
Credit: The Nation