12 of the 14 Covid-19 deaths occurred in private hospital – lagos state Commissioner for health says
The Lagos State government has revealed that 12 of the 14 COVID-19 deaths, only two deaths were recorded in the state facilities, the rest were in private hospital and others.
The state Commissioner for Health, Prof. Akin Abayomi, who disclosed that 12 of the 14 Covid-19 deaths were only two in state facilities. Said this on Sunday, April 19, while giving update on efforts by the state government to contain the pandemic.
He said the state government was being proactive because it was better to be over-prepared than to be under-prepared.
Abayomi also said that new isolation centres were being built to add more bed spaces aside the hotel facilities that had been provided by the state government that would be converted to isolation centres.
He implored residents that have symptoms of COVID-19 not to stay at home, as it complicates issues.
The commissioner added that only three of the 20 local councils in Lagos State have not recorded a single case of Coronavirus. He said there were no cases of the virus in Ojo, Epe and Ajeromi-Ifelodun local councils while Eti-Osa, Lagos Mainland and Ikeja were the three local councils with the highest cases of COVID-19.