The death toll recorded from COVID-19 in Lagos state has risen to 200.
Giving an update on the COVID-19 situation, Akin Abayomi, the state commissioner of health, said as of August 8, 71 new infections were confirmed out of a total of 844 tests conducted.
Abayomi said the total number of tests conducted so far stands at 68,929 while the number of infections is now 15,797.
The commissioner added that 68 of the cases are currently under isolation in public and private care centres while 1,400 active cases in communities are yet to turn up for admission.
“Seventy-one new #COVID19 infections were confirmed in Lagos out of a total 844 #COVID19 tests conducted. The new cases bring the total number of confirmed #COVID19 infections in Lagos to 15,797.
“Total number of #COVID19 tests conducted so far in Lagos now stands at 68,929… 2,269 of the confirmed cases have since been discharged from #COVID19 Care Centres following full recovery. 11,860 of the confirmed cases monitored in communities by #COVID19 Lagos Response Team have either fully recovered or positively responding to treatments. 68 of the cases are currently under isolation in public and private care centres. 1,400 active cases in communities are yet to turn up for admission in #COVID19Lagos care centres.
“Two #COVID19 related deaths were recorded. Total number of #COVID19 related deaths now stands at 200.”
Of the 936 deaths recorded in Nigeria, Lagos has the highest number of fatalities, followed by Edo state with 98 and 54 deaths recorded in Kano.