The Lagos State government has said that not less than 4,176 persons infected with coronavirus in the state were undergoing home-based treatment in the wake of the second wave of the virus across Nigeria and the world. The state also identified five top high-burden local government areas in the state with COVID-19 cases as Eti-Osa, Ajeromi, Surulere, Amuwo-Odofin and Mushin.
The Commissioner for Health, Prof Akin Abayomi, disclosed the figures on Friday through his Twitter handle, @ProfAkinAbayomi, noting that 115 cases were in isolation.
According to Abayomi: “Total number of #COVID19 recovery in communities – 22,789; cases currently under isolation – 115; active cases under home-based care – 4,176; new #COVID19 related death – 3; total deaths – 240.”
According to a report by *Saturday Punch* , he put the number of COVID-19 cases discharged from Lagos care centres at 2,901 while three new coronavirus-related deaths were recorded, bringing the total COVID-19 induced fatalities in the state to 240.
The Commissioner appealed to people to stay safe, avoid crowded places and celebrate responsibly, warning that those who have no reason to move around should stay at home.
In his earlier tweet on December 30, 2020, Abayomi said COVID-19 infections in Lagos were 30,221.