The Lagos State Government has moved to admit only severe cases of coronavirus patients at the state isolation Centre.
According to the Commissioner for Health Prof. Akin Abayomi, the attention of the government is shifting to community-based isolation for patients with mild symptoms.
The Commissioner said: “We have exceeded the containment phase now. We are at the active community transmission stage.”
“We will be concentrating on people with severe cases and isolating them while mild cases will be managed at home. Our attention is shifting to community-based isolation.”
As at Wednesday night, Lagos State had recorded 199 cases out of the 284 new cases announced by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC).
With the rising number of cases there are indications that the state is running out of bed spaces hence the shifting of focus to home treatment for coronavirus patients with mild symptoms as positive cases continue to rise.
Currently, the NCDC put the national tally at 6,677, discharged patients at 1840 and the recorded deaths at 200.