Nigeria on Sunday, August 23 recorded 322 new cases of coronavirus as confirmed by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC).
The agency gave a breakdown of the new cases across states as follows; Lagos-130, Bauchi-36, FCT-25, Edo-17, Bayelsa-14, Ogun-14, Oyo-14, Anambra-13, Kaduna-12, Ondo-11, Abia-10, Osun-6, Plateau-5, Kwara-5, Kano-4, Ebonyi-3, Sokoto-2, Borno-1.
There are now 52,227 confirmed cases of coronavirus in the country and 1002 deaths have been recorded. 38,945 patients who recovered from the disease have also been discharged.
Lagos State Commissioner for Health, Akin Abayomi tests positive for COVID-19
It’s been revealed that the Lagos State Commissioner for Health, Akin Abayomi has tested positive for coronavirus.
This was made known in a press statement titled ‘Press release on the positive COVID-19 status of Lagos Commissioner for Health, Prof. Akin Abayomi’, released on Monday by the Lagos Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Gbenga Omotoso.
The statement reads:
Subsequent to close contact with persons feeling unwell and testing positive for the COVID-19 infection, the Honorable Commissioner for Health, Prof. Akin Abayomi, has tested positive for the virus. Professor Abayomi became aware of his status following the required testing protocol of contact tracing procedures.
However, he is doing well with no symptoms. Adhering to the protocol of the home-based strategy in Lagos State, the Honorable Commissioner will be isolated in his home for the next 14 days but will continue to discharge his duties both as the Deputy Incident Commander of the Incident Command System for COVID-19 and most especially, as the Honorable Commissioner for Health.
Our prayers are with him and his family during his period of isolation.