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Amid spike in COVID-19 infections, Lagos reactivates Indo Isolation Centre

As the second wave of Covid-19 continues to spike, hitting nearly 37, 000 positive cases in Lagos, the state government has reactivated the Indo Isolation Centre at Anthony, to create more bed spaces for patients in severe to critical conditions.

Akin Abayomi, the state commissioner for health, announced the reactivation of the isolation centre via his verified Twitter account @ProfAkinAbayomi on Wednesday.

Abayomi, who also gave an update on Covid-19 status in Lagos, said 774 new infections were confirmed in the state on January 10, increasing the state’s total positive cases to 36,849.

The Indo Isolation Centre is a private Covid-19 care centre with 50-bed capacity. The centre was among the seven centres closed down by the state government when the cases declined in 2020.

Other Covid-19 care centres that are still shut down are Landmark, Gbagada, Agidingbi, Onikan, First Cardiology Consultants Hospital and Lagoon Hospital Centre.

With the reactivation of the Indo Isolation Centre, there are now nine public and private Covid treatment centres in Lagos, which has remained the epicentre of the virsus since its outbreak in Nigeria in February 2020.

Abayomi listed the other eight care centres to include: Infectious Disease Hospital (IDH), 1 and 2, Yaba, Lagos University Teaching Hospital (LUTH), Armour, Paelon, Vedic, Lagos State University Teaching Hospital (LASUTH), and Federal Medical Centre, Ebute Metta.

He said that the bed occupancy in the state’s public and private Covid-19 care centres have increased to 61 per cent.

According to him, the Infectious Disease Hospital (IDH 2) Isolation Centre is almost filled up, while the Paelon Isolation Centre is filled with patients.

Abayomi added that 774 new Covid-19 infections were confirmed in the state on January10, increasing the state’s total Covid-19 infections to 36,849.

He said that the total number of Covid-19 tests conducted in the state since inception of the pandemic was 244,653.

According to him, 3,124 Covid-19 patients who have been successfully treated and recovered have also been discharged from the state’s care centres.

“Total number of Covid-19 recovery in communities is 25, 489, while cases currently under isolation stood at 191and active cases under home based care are 7, 788,’’ he said.

Abayomi said that 54 per cent of the patients exhibited symptoms on admission, 46 per cent had no symptoms, while 30 per cent of infected patients had co-morbidities.

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