It is cheery news in Lagos as the Lagos State Commissioner for Health, Prof. Akin Abayomi, has reported that bed capacity utilisation in the state’s public and private COVID-19 care centres have dropped to zero per cent.
Abayomi made this disclosure this through his Instagram account @profakinabayomi on Wednesday, while giving the state’s COVID-19 update for 21 February.
He revealed that total bed capacity at the 11 isolation centres are 572, and the available bed space was 570.
But the state is not yet free of the virus as average case positivity stands at 9.0 per cent, with fatality rate at 0.71 per cent.
Abayomi said that the state recorded seven new COVID-19 infections on the reported date, increasing its confirmed cases to 98,977.
The commissioner said that 1,087,835 COVID-19 sample tests had been conducted in the state, with 80 per cent done by private laboratories, while 20 per cent was conducted by public laboratories.
Also, the World Health Organisation (WHO) Africa Region, said that over 11.1 million confirmed COVID-19 cases had been reported in Africa, with more than 10.4 million recoveries and 247,000 deaths cumulatively. (NAN)