COVID-19: Lagos Records Six Deaths, 519 Cases In Two Days

The Lagos State government yesterday cautioned Nigerians against letting down their guard on the prevention of COVID-19 infections.

Speaking through its Health Commissioner Prof Akin Abayomi, the state said it recorded six COVID-19-related deaths and 519 cases of infection within two days.

The commissioner dropped the hint through his Facebook account @ProfAkinolaAbayomi, yesterday, while giving the state’s COVID-19 update for July 30 and July 31.

He spoke on a day the Federal Government took delivery of four million doses of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine from the United States (U.S.) to battle a third wave of infections.

The doses, which came on two planes, were received by officials from the United Nations Children Education Fund (UNICEF) on behalf of the Federal Government, according to an AFP video reporter at the Nnamdi Azikwe International Airport, Abuja.

Abayomi, who urged Nigerian to keep adhering to recommended safety protocols, said: “I hereby appeal to everyone either in Lagos or neighbouring states that COVID-19 is not yet over.

“We have quite a long way to go and we do not know how many more waves of infections ahead.

“It is therefore, important to continue to adhere to non-pharmaceutical interventions and build indigenous capacity to be less vulnerable, but be more resilient to deal with shocks.”

According to him, the elbow greeting should be adhered to as COVID-19 was a contact contagion, stressing that COVID-19 safety protocols should be strictly adhered to as practice of handshaking still poses high risk for transmission of the virus.

The commissioner said that the six additional deaths have increased the state’s COVID-19 mortality to 384.

He said that 519 new COVID-19 infections were confirmed out of the 4,437 tests conducted on July 30 and 31.

“The new infections increased the state’s total COVID-19 infections to 63, 872,” Abayomi said.

-The Nation

About Delia Innoma

Delia Innoma is a prolific writer, promoter, artist manager with full professional proficiency in English, German and Igbo languages. She studied accounting and computer programming at the Institute of Management and Technology Enugu and Germany respectively. Delia is also a devoted mother of two and she founded the Diamond Celebrities Magazine. Her sense of responsibility and commitment to the Christian faith are essential forces driving her daily activities.

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