Lagos finds in house to house hunt 119 residents with COVID-19 symptoms. In the ongoing house to house search, the state of Lagos finds 119 people with coronavirus symptoms.
Prof. Akin Abayomi, the Lagos State Health Commissioner, said a total of 119 people with COVID-19 symptoms have been identified in the state following a house to house search.
Abayomi revealed this at a press briefing on Tuesday 14 April. He said a total of 118,000 households were reached in communities searching for possible COVID-19 cases.
On Thursday, April 9, the Lagos State Government announced it had begun a house-to-house search to find possible patients with Coronavirus. He said community search to limit the spread of the disease in the state that had the highest number of COVID-19 patients in the country has been enabled.
The search yielded 119 people showing symptoms that are suggestive of COVID-19.
“We’ve embarked on an active case search in communities. The idea is to go to hot spots and go from door to door with our health personnel.
“So far, in the last two days, we’ve visited 118,000 households and we’re looking for the typical symptoms of COVID-19.
“We’ve identified about 119 people who have the symptoms that are suggestive of COVID-19.
“But let me remind you that COVID-19 is one of the viruses that can cause respiratory symptoms. There are many viruses. So, the idea is to take samples from these 119 and analyse them and that would give us an idea of how much COVID-19 activity is happening in the communities.”
He said those identified to have COVID-19 will be taken to the isolation centres, in order to reduce the opportunities for transmission. This is a commendable move by the state.