The Lagos State Government has announced the closure of the Eti-Osa Isolation Center in the state.
The state governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu announced this during the 17th update on the management of coronavirus in the state, NAN reports.
According to the governor, “Some of the isolation centers now have less than 20 percent of occupancy.”
He also stated that the Agidingbi Isolation Centre would also be closed and patients relocated to a large capacity center – Indo-Centre in the Anthony area, which would soon be inaugurated.
“Over the last four to five months, we have built excess capacity center.
“We have gotten to a point where we need to balance the economics to know which of these facilities we need to keep running because some of them now are having less than 20 percent of occupancy.
“This is why we reach a conclusion to shut Eti-Osa facility and another one in Lekki,’’ the governor said.
Sanwo-Olu further explained that the Infectious Diseases Hospital, IDH, in Yaba has gradually being reverted to its former status as a hospital to cater to all forms of infectious diseases.
However, he said that the Ca-COVID dedicated tent on the IDH grounds would remain strictly for COVID-19 cases.
“I must also mention that we have recorded a decrease in positivity rates in Lagos State over the past two weeks, which, combined with the increase in testing numbers, gives an encouraging picture of the outcome of our response strategy.
“It now over five months since the first case of coronavirus was recorded in Nigeria.
“Since then, Nigeria has seen more than 43,000 infections and significant disruption of social, religious, educational, and economic life, like every other part of the world.
Nigeria has currently recorded 43,537 confirmed cases of coronavirus.
This followed the confirmation of 386 new cases of COVID-19 in the country by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, NCDC, as at Saturday night.
Statistics provided by NCDC showed that Abuja has the highest number of confirmed new COVID-19 cases with 130 infected persons while Lagos has 65, followed by Ondo State with 37.
Disclosing this via its Twitter handle, NCDC also revealed that a total number of 20,087 patients have been discharged with 883 deaths recorded.
The tweet reads below:”386 new cases of #COVID19Nigeria;