According to the Lagos State Commissioner for Health, Akin Abayomi, about 2683 people who have tested positive for the deadly Coronavirus disease in the state are yet to turn up for treatment at the various treatment centers.
Giving reasons why these people are reluctant to come for treatment, he said it either due to ignorance/fear of stigmatization.
He made this known in a recent tweet which reads;
#COVID19Lagos Update as at 27th of June, 2020.
4,891 COVID-19 cases were confirmed in Lagos State between June 2 and June 27, 2020 bringing 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.
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 community spread of #COVID19 Let’s stop further spread of #COVID19 #ForAGreaterLagos!”