Coronavirus : 51 Per Cent of Lagos Bed Spaces Occupied


Lagos State Commissioner for Health, Akin Abayomi, says 51 percent of beds in both private and public COVID-19 care centres in the state have been occupied.

This means that only one out of two beds in such hospitals is vacant.


In a tweet yesterday, the commissioner gave an update on the coronavirus situation in the state.

The bed occupancy in both public and private #COVID19Lagos Care Centres has increased to 51%. Oxygen usage is also on the increase at the Infectious Disease Hospital, Yaba,” he tweeted.

According to the commissioner, as of Wednesday, a total of 34,169 cases have been confirmed in the state with 807 new infections.

He said 3,032 patients have been discharged from COVID-19 Lagos care centres.

Two hundred and forty-six people have died from the virus in the state.

Earlier yesterday, the commissioner announced the inauguration of the new Armoured Shield Isolation Centre.

Abayomi said the new isolation centre is fully equipped to provide all levels of care to COVID-19 patients.

“Today, I was with the Governor of Lagos State @jidesanwoolu to officially commission the new Armoured Shield Isolation Centre powered by @ReddingtonLagos, in its effort to support @followlasg in the fight against the second wave of #COVID19,” he said.

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