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Lagos COVID-19 cases surpass 30,000 –Health commissioner

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The Lagos State Commissioner for Health, Prof. Akin Abayomi, said on Friday the state’s confirmed COVID-19 cases had increased to 30,221.

Abayomi, who disclosed this on his verified Twitter handle, said the state recorded 570 new COVID-19 cases on Thursday.

He added that Lagos state government had conducted 219,664 COVID-19 tests since the onset of the pandemic in the country in February last year.

The commissioner wrote: “Total number of #COVID-19 recovery in communities- 22,789.

“Cases currently under isolation – 115 and active cases under home-based care – 4,176.”

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Abayomi, however, said Lagos recorded three new COVID-19 related fatalities on Thursday, increasing the number of people that had been killed by the virus in the state to 240.

The commissioner listed Eti-Osa, Ajeromi, Surulere; Amuwo- Odofin, and Mushin as the five local government areas with a high COVID-19 burden in the state

He advised residents to stay safe, avoid crowded places, and celebrate responsibly to reduce the risk of contracting the virus.

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