COVID-19: Lagos isolation bed occupancy now 61%, – Abayomi
The Lagos State Commissioner for Health, Prof. Akin Abayomi, has disclosed that the bed occupancy in the isolation centres has risen to 61 per cent.
Abayomi had on Saturday tweeted via his Twitter handle @ProfAkinAbayomi, that the bed occupancy in the state’s isolation centres had increased to 53 per cent.
But on Wednesday, the commissioner tweeted that the bed occupancy had increased to 61 per cent, adding that 191 patients were currently in isolation, while 7,788 patients were receiving home-based care.
He said, “Bed occupancy at COVID-19 Lagos care centres is about 61 per cent; IDH II isolation centre is almost getting filled up with 87 per cent occupancy; Paelon isolation centres is 100 per cent filled up; Ido isolation centre has been reactivated to create more bed spaces for severe to critical cases of COVID-19.”
Abayomi listed the other eight care centres to include: Infectious Disease Hospital, 1 and 2, Yaba, Lagos University Teaching Hospital, Armour, Paelon, Vedic, Lagos State University Teaching Hospital, and the Federal Medical Centre, Ebute Metta.
The COVID-19 care centres, which remain shut, according to him, are Landmark, Gbagada, Agidingbi, Onikan, First Cardiology Consultants Hospital and the Lagoon Hospital Centre.
The commissioner noted that 48 per cent of the COVID-19 patients in the state had mild symptoms, while 35 per cent displayed moderate symptoms, with 16 per cent showing severe symptoms. Punch