January 22, (THEWILL) – The Lagos State Commissioner had announced the end of the COVID-19 fourth wave in the state.
The State Commissioner for Health, Prof. Akin Abayomi, who disclosed the development through his verified Twitter account @ProfAkinolaAbayomi on Saturday, said consistent decrease in positive cases of daily COVID-19 infection in the January 20 update indicated the end of fourth wave in Lagos.
The state had on Dec. 7 announced the beginning of the fourth wave as daily infection figure from the virus spiked.
He said there was a reduction in positivity rates of COVID-19 infection from 29.3 percent recorded on Dec. 21, to 1.9 percent as of Jan 20.
According to him, bed capacity utilisation now stands at two percent, and fatality rate stands at 0.71 percent.
The commissioner said that 46 new infections were confirmed on the reported date increasing the number of COVID-19 infections in the state to 98,284.
He noted that 1,023, 203 sample tests had been conducted since the inception of the pandemic in the state.
Abayomi advised residents to get vaccinated and continue to adhere to non-pharmaceutical interventions to further reduce the spread of the virus.