Lagos is expected to reach its COVID-19 peak by July or August with a prediction of between 90,000 and 120,000 cases.
The State Commissioner for Health, Prof. Akin Abayomi, on Friday, made the prediction during a media briefing on the update of COVID-19 in the state, held in Alausa, Ikeja.
Abayomi disclosed that Alimosho, Oshodi, and Isolo have begun to record a high rate of COVID-19 cases.
He attributed the sharp rise in cases being recorded to the decentralisation of sample collection across the 20 Local Governments Areas of the state.
Abayomi also noted that Lagos has expanded its testing capacity to reach large number of people aimed at flattening the curve.
According to him, if the government had not been proactive, the Lagos would have by now recorded 6,000 cases rather than the 1,491 cases recorded so far.
Abayomi added that plans have been concluded to commence hydroxychloroquine (chloroquine) clinical trial next week for treatment of COVID-19 patients in the state.
He, however, confirmed that 97 per cent of positive cases at its isolation centres were mild and moderate cases.
Recall that a study published in the New England Journal of Medicine reported that the use of hydroxychloroquine neither lessened the need for patients requiring breathing assistance nor the risk of death.
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