The bed occupancy in the public and private COVID-19 facilities in Lagos State has increased to 51 per cent of the capacity.
This was revealed in a tweet on Friday by the Commissioner for Health in the state, Professor Akin Abayomi.
Professor Abayomi made the disclosure while giving an update on the outbreak of the disease in the state, a day when Lagos recorded its highest single-day infection – 807.
The tweet suggests that the cumulative vacant bed space across the COVID-19 care centres in the state is below the average capacity.
?Total number of #COVID19 cases discharged from #COVID19Lagos Care centres- 3,032
?Total number of #COVID19 recovery in communities-24,518
?Cases currently under isolation- 170
?Active Cases under Home based care- 6,203
?New #COVID19 related death- 2
?Total Deaths-246 pic.twitter.com/kAjhgiBV8k— Prof. Akin Abayomi (@ProfAkinAbayomi) January 8, 2021
In line with the state government’s efforts to bring the situation under control, the commissioner urged the residents to comply with the COVID-19 guidelines.
Noting that the oxygen usage was also on the increase at the Infectious Disease Hospital in Yaba, he asked the people to wear their facemasks, wash their hands regularly, and maintain physical distance, especially while in public.