COVID-19: Lagos uncovers 119 with symptoms in just two days of house-to-house search

The Lagos State Commissioner for Health, Prof. Akin Abayomi, said a total of 119 people with COVID-19 symptoms have been identified in the state.

Abayomi, at a briefing of Tuesday, said a total of 118,000 households had been reached in the search of possible COVID-19 cases in communities.

He said community search was activated to limit the spread of the disease in the state which had the highest number of COVID-19 patients in the country.

READ also >>>  Man arrested for ‘r.a.p.i.n.g’ lover’s three-year-old in Osun

“We’ve embarked on an active case search in communities. The idea is to go to hot spots and go from door to door with our health personnel. So far, in the last two days, we’ve visited 118,000 households and we’re looking for the typical symptoms of COVID-19. We’ve identified about 119 people who have the symptoms that are suggestive of COVID-19.

READ also >>>  Queen Elizabeth’s grandchild breaks up with Canadian wife

“But let me remind you that COVID-19 is one of the viruses that can cause respiratory symptoms. There are many viruses. So, the idea is to take samples from these 119 and analyse them and that would give us an idea of how much COVID-19 activity is happening in the communities,” Abayomi said.

READ also >>>  Delta Poly ASUP chairman dies in auto crash

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here