Lagos State has considered home treatment for coronavirus patients.with mild symptoms
The state government said that this is necessary considering the fact that positive cases continue to rise.
Wednesday night, out of the 284 new cases announced by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), the state recorded 199.
Ten other states and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) recorded as follows: Rivers (26); Oyo (19); eight each in FCT and Borno; Plateau (seven); Jigawa (six); Kano (five); Abia (two) and one each in Ekiti, Delta, Kwara and Taraba.
The NCDC put the national tally at 6,677, discharged patients at 1840 and the recorded deaths at 200.
Lagos State is running out of bed spaces as a result of the number of cases being recorded.
Commissioner for Health Prof. Akin Abayomi, 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.”
Rapid testing for COVID-19 is ongoing in the armed forces and the police in Lagos following the discovery of many positive cases among officers and men, it was learnt.
Many security agents working in the state, the epicenter of the pandemic in the country, might have contracted Coronavirus in the course of duty because they are mostly medical officers, The Nation learnt yesterday.
It was also learnt that most of those on the front line in enforcing presidential COVID-19 prevention orders such as lockdown and social distancing had fallen sick and resorted to taking malaria drugs and other herbal mixtures.