The Lagos State government has decided to shut down the Isolation centres at Eti Osa and Agidingnbi, the governor of the State made this known in his media brief on Saturday, August 1, 2020.
While the Eti Osa centre has already shut down operations on Friday, July 31, coronavirus patients at the Agidingbi Isolation Centre will be relocated to newly-commissioned Indo-Centre in Anthony area.
“We have got to a stage where we need to balance the economics of this and which of these facilities do we need to keep running. “Some of them now are having less than 20% occupancy,” Governor Sanwo-Olu said.
Sanwo-Olu also disclosed that the Infectious Diseases Hospital (IDH) in Yaba will gradually revert to its former status as a hospital that caters to all forms of infectious diseases.
However, a dedicated 160-bed tent set up at IDH by the private sector will remain strictly for coronavirus patients.
Lagos State has recorded the highest number of coronavirus cases in Nigeria with 15,186 cases, 34.8% of Nigeria’s total of 43,537 cases, as of August 1.
The Lagos State Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu said on Saturday most of the 2,148 patients that have recovered in the state did so under the government’s supervision either through the home-based care strategy or at designated care centres.
The governor disclosed that testing capacity in the state has increased by 50% over the past two weeks.
Despite the increase in testing, there has been a general decrease in positivity rates over the same period.
“Our capacity to contain the pandemic depends significantly on how successful we are in identifying the existing cases,” he said.
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