The Lagos State Commissioner for Health, Akin Abayomi has stated that the state will run out of bed spaces at isolation centres if COVID19 cases keep increasing in the state. He said this while addressing a press briefing in Ikeja on Friday.

Lagos is the epicentre of COVID-19 in Nigeria with 5,663 cases.

The state recorded its highest daily toll with 378 new cases between May 30 and June 4, reaching a total of 1,165 within the space of five days

In his words, Abayomi said“If we carry on with the rate of positive testing that we are obtaining, we’re going to run out of isolation beds in our established isolation facilities.

“Therefore, we are projecting. If we keep getting 150, 200 positives everyday, in another two or three weeks, even though we’re opening new isolation centres all the time, in time, we’re going to run out of beds.

“And this has happened all over the world; it’s not just in Lagos or Nigeria. Every other country has reached the same tipping point where you now have to transition from managing patients in an isolation centre to managing patients who are not that unwell at home, and reserving the isolation centres for people who are feeling unwell and need to be monitored more closely by medical personnel,”

Source: Daily Post


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