The Governor of Lagos State, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has admitted that the COVID-19 third wave “is fully upon us”.
Sanwo-Olu speaking to State House correspondents on Monday, revealed that an average of six deaths were recorded daily in the last one week.
This brings a total of 42 casualties in Lagos.
“As at August 1, 2021, the positivity rate in Lagos was 8.9 per cent. This is an 8-fold increase over the recorded figure a month ago, and it should rightly alarm all of us.
“This has resulted in 4,300 confirmed cases in July and 352 admissions into our isolation facilities.
“We dealt with the first and second waves and did our best to prevent a third wave. Now, that it is fully upon us, we must dig deep into what we learnt from the previous waves. We must also summon the will to do everything necessary to bring down the numbers, on the way to eventually defeating the virus once and for all,” Sanwo-Olu said.
The governor added that Lagos recorded a total of 64,032 confirmed cases of which 56,336 recovered in community, while 2,755 are currently being managed actively in community.