The Lagos State Commissioner for Health, Akin Abayomi, has disclosed that the bed occupancy level in the state’s public and private COVID-19 care centres has increased to 53 percent.
He added that in line with the state’s mitigation strategy, it was increasing the numbers of isolation centres available to treat the pandemic during this third wave.
The commissioner listed the eight care centres as: Infectious Disease Hospital 1, Yaba, Lagos University Teaching Hospital Armour, Paelon, Lagos State University Teaching Hospital and Federal Medical Centre, Ebute Metta.
Abayomi made this known through his Facebook page on Tuesday, while giving the state’s COVID-19 update for September 5, adding that the care centres had 410 bed capacity, with 193 bed spaces currently unoccupied.
He noted that the state recorded 185 new COVID-19 infections on the reported date, increasing the state’s total COVID-19 infections to 73,995., saying the total number of COVID-19 tests conducted in the state since inception of the pandemic stood at 700,999.
Abayomi said that 73 per cent of the tests were conducted by private laboratories accredited by the state government, while 27 per cent were done at the state public laboratories.
He said that 4,883 COVID-19 patients who had been successfully treated and recovered were discharged from the state’s care centres.
He said, “Total number of COVID-19 recovery in communities is 65, 128. Cases currently under isolation are 231, while active cases under home-based care are 3,180.”
Abayomi noted that the state recorded three new COVID-19 related fatalities, increasing the total deaths to 573. “During the third wave of this pandemic, we have recorded about 199 COVID-19 related deaths in Lagos state,” he said.
According to the commissioner, Lagos State has a 10.6 percent average positivity rate and 0.77 percent fatality rate.