Akin Abayomi, Lagos State Commissioner for Health, says 42 persons have died from COVID-19-related complications in the state between August 1 and 8.
Mr Abayomi disclosed this on his Facebook page @ProfAkinolaAbayomi while giving the state’s COVID-19 update for August 8.
He explained that eight deaths recorded on Monday increased the state’s fatalities to 42.
The commissioner, however, did not give additional information on the sex and age of the deceased persons.
Mr Abayomi further stated that 2,368 tests were conducted on the reported date, out of which 219 new COVID-19 infections were confirmed.
“The new infections increased the state’s total COVID-19 infections to 66,241,” he said.
According to the commissioner, 3,897 persons with active COVID-19 cases are receiving treatment under the state’s home-based care.
He added that 57,282 out of the infected persons had so far recovered in various communities, while 4,481 recovered in the state’s COVID-19 isolation centres.
Mr Abayomi disclosed that there were 152 patients receiving treatment in the state’s COVID-19 isolation centres.
The commissioner added that the Lagos government had conducted 628,120 COVID-19 tests since the outbreak of the pandemic.
Mr Abayomi also disclosed that the positivity rate of the third wave of the pandemic had increased from one per cent recorded at the end of July to about 15 per cent as of August 4.