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Lagos may record 120,000 COVID-19 cases by July – Akin Abayomi

The Lagos state commissioner for health, Akin Abayomi has said Coronavirus in the state may be up to 120,000 between July and August.

Considering the current trend of confirmed cases, he said Lagos state may reach its peak within that period.

Speaking further, he added that the prediction is based on the government’s model, revealing that a hydro-chloroquine trial may start soon.

“Just a month ago, on April 7, we saw 10 cases per day. Two weeks later it was 32, then 70 cases. We are now seeing above 100 cases per day. This shows our graph is moving in a gentle incline upwards.”

“We definitely have not reached the peak of our outbreak. We suspect that the peak will happen sometime in July or August and so we are preparing for the oncoming; we are increasing our capacity and strategies to deal with this situation.”

He noted that there is a gradual increase in the number of confirmed cases across all local government areas in the state.

The Lagos state government, in order to curb the spread of the virus, has issued some safety guidelines which include washing of hands, use of sanitizers, social distancing among residents and it also made use of mask compulsory in public places.

Religious centres, however, remain closed as directed by President Muhammadu Buhari.

See Also: 10 People at Lagos Govt House Test Positive for COVID-19

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