The Lagos State Commissioner for Health, Prof. Akin Abayomi, says there are 8,043 active COVID-19 cases being managed under the state’s Home Based Care.
Abayomi made the disclosure through his verified Twitter account on Friday, while giving the state’s COVID-19 update for January 12.
The commissioner said there are currently 193 cases under isolation at the state’s COVID-19 care centres.
Abayomi also said 2,263 tests were conducted on the reported date, out of which 542 new COVID-19 infections were confirmed in the state.
The new infections increased the state’s total COVID-19 infections to 37,826.
He added that the total number of COVID-19 tests conducted in the state since inception of the pandemic now stand at 248,794.
Abayomi said 3,151 COVID-19 patients who have been successfully treated and recovered were discharged from the state’s care centres.
He added that 26,174 COVID-19 recoveries were recorded in various communities in the state.
The commissioner, however, disclosed that the state recorded another three COVID-19 related fatalities, increasing the COVID-19 deaths in the state to 265.