Lagos COVID-19 death toll now 128 as confirmed cases surpass 10,000.

The Lagos State government has disclosed that COVID-19 has killed 128 people in the state as the total number of confirmed cases increase to 10,042.

The Commissioner for Health, Prof. Akin Abayomi made this known via his Twitter handle @ProfAkinAbayomi on Monday.

Prof. Abayomi, however, said 2,683 active cases in the communities are yet to turn up for admission in care centres either due to ignorance or fear of stigmatisation or preference for home care.

He added that there are 2,683 active cases in the community while 5,226 patients have recovered in the community.

He tweeted: “4,891 COVID-19 cases were confirmed in Lagos State between June 2 and June 27, 2020, bringing a total of confirmed cases in the State to 10,042.

“Out of the confirmed cases, 1,533 patients have since been discharged.

“5,226 of the cases monitored in communities by #COVID19Lagos response team have either fully recovered or responded positively to treatments at home.

“454 of the cases are currently under isolation in public and private care centres across Lagos.

“However, 2,683 active cases in the communities are yet to turn up for admission in care centres either due to ignorance/fear of stigmatisation or preference for home care.”

Adding, Abayomi said, “As at 27th of June, 2020 numbers of #COVID19 related deaths in Lagos State have risen to 128.”

“16 #COVID19 patients have been transferred to other states while 2 patients evacuated outside Nigeria.

“I urge all Lagos residents to #TakeResponsibility in the fight to stop the community spread of #COVID19. Let’s stop further spread of #COVID19 #ForAGreaterLagos!”

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