COVID-19: Bed occupancy in Lagos care centres drops to 36% as State successfully treats 5,049 patients – Commissioner
Sept. 28, 2021
The Lagos State Government has disclosed that bed occupancy in the state’s public and private Coronavirus (COVID-19) care centres has dropped to 36 per cent.
The Commissioner for Health, Prof. Akin Abayomi made this known while giving an update on the state’s COVID-19 status in a Facebook post on Tuesday.
According to Abayomi, there are presently 263 free bed spaces out of the total 410 bed capacity in the 11 care centres.
The commissioner said the total COVID-19 tests conducted in the state since inception of the pandemic stood at 748,098.
He said that 73 per cent of the tests were conducted by private laboratories accredited by the state government, while 27 per cent were done at the state public laboratories.
Abayomi said while the state’s positivity rate currently stood at 10.2 per cent, while its fatality rate was 0.83 per cent, 5,049 patients have however been successfully treated, recovered and discharged from the state’s private and public care centres.
The commissioner, however, noted that the state recorded one new COVID-19 related fatality, increasing the total deaths to 643.