Lagos State may have no more bed spaces for coronavirus patients in the next three weeks if COVID-19 cases keep rising, the Lagos State Health Commissioner, Akin Abayomi, has warned.
Naija News reports that according to figures released by the National Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), confirmed cases across the country rose by 328 to a total of 11844 on Friday.
Of the latest figure released by NCDC, Lagos State recorded 121 coronavirus cases bringing its total COVID-19 cases to 5,663.
Reacting to the rise in cases, the Lagos State Health Commissioner said: “If we keep getting 150, 200 positives every day, in another two or three weeks, even though we’re opening new isolation centres all the time, in time, we’re going to run out of beds,” Abayomi told reporters in Ikeja.
The Lagos State Health Commissioner said: “We’ve been testing more. We’ve been escalating our capacity to test for COVID-19 and what we’ve found is that the more we test, the more we find, which is a reflection of the fact that COVID-19 is spreading within the community and we’re finding more cases than we can manage eventually when we project,” he said.
“If we carry on with the rate of positive testing that we are obtaining, we’re going to run out of isolation beds in our established isolation facilities.
“Therefore, we are projecting. If we keep getting 150, 200 positives every day, in another two or three weeks, even though we’re opening new isolation centres all the time, in time, we’re going to run out of beds.”
Meanwhile, a breakdown of the fresh coronavirus cases released last night by the NCDC is as follows: Lagos-121 ; FCT-70; Bauchi-25; Rivers-18; Oyo-16; Kaduna-15; Gombe -14; Edo-13 ;Ogun-13 ;Jigawa-8; Enugu-6; Kano-5 ; Osun-2 ;and Ondo-2 .