Lagos State Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu yesterday alerted the state’s population to a fourth wave of the coronavirus pandemic, noting that in the past three weeks cases had risen from 0.1% to 6%.
In a statement he personally signed, the governor who sympathized with all the residents of Lagos who lost their loved ones during the third wave of the pandemic, said that aside from the state, most of the continents around the world – including Africa – are now experiencing another round of the pandemic.
Based on the state’s analysis, Sanwo-Olu said the fourth wave was caused by failure to follow established protocols to mitigate the pandemic and begged residents to get vaccinated and follow guidelines. regarding the use of face masks, public gatherings and travel. .
As of December 5, 2021, the governor said that Lagos had registered a total of 78,564 confirmed cases of COVID-19, explaining that of that number, 71,977 had recovered while 612 were actively managed in communities.
In addition, he said that over the course of managing the pandemic, about 6,066 patients had been admitted into the various COVID-19 care centres in the state with 686 registered fatalities.
“Unfortunately, Lagos State is not left out as we are also experiencing the beginning of a fourth wave with current positivity rate at 6 per cent. This is against the positivity rates of 0.1 per cent as at the middle of November 2021,” he noted
On what the government is doing to mitigate the new wave, he said that the state had ramped up the percentage of vaccinated residents from 1.6 per cent to 30 per cent within one year.