COVID-19: Lagos may record 120,000 cases by August – Health Commissioner

==> Lagos State Commissioner of Health, Prof Akin Abayomi, on Friday, May 8, 2020, said the total number of confirmed coronavirus cases in Lagos State may increase to 120,000 between July and August.

==> He made this disclosure at a press conference where he added that the virus was expected to reach its peak in Lagos at that time.

“We definitely have not reached the peak of our outbreak, we suspect that the peak will happen sometime in July or August and so we are preparing for the oncoming of about 90,000 to 120,000 cases during that period. We are increasing our capacity and strategies to deal with this situation.”

==> He also said that there are arrangements to begin a hydro-chloroquine trial in the state.

==> He also said the state government has concluded plans to commence hydroxychloroquine (chloroquine) clinical trial next week for treatment of COVID-19 patients in the state.

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