Lagos State Government on Monday revealed that about 2,683 persons who have tested positive for COVID-19 in the state, are yet to turn up for treatment in its isolation centres.
The State Commissioner for Health, Akin Abayomi made the revelation on Monday while giving an update on the COVID-19 cases in the state via his verified Twitter page.
He attributed their actions to “ignorance/fear of stigmatisation or preference for home care.”
“… 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.”
Giving a breakdown, Abayomi said that 128 persons have died from COVID-19 complication while 1,533 persons have been discharged.
“4,891 COVID-19 cases were confirmed in Lagos State between June 2 and June 27, 2020, bringing the total of confirmed cases in the State to 10,042.
“Out of the confirmed cases, 1,533 patients have since been discharged from #COVID19 Lagos care centres following full recovery.
“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.
“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,” he tweeted.
He also urged residents to adhere to safety guidelines in order to prevent the spread of coronavirus.
#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 pic.twitter.com/jAtKrGLqNO
— Prof. Akin Abayomi (@ProfAkinAbayomi) June 29, 2020