Lagos State Governor, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu has raised the alarm over rising COVID-19 positive cases saying, the oxygen demand by patients has risen from 70 to 360 per day and projected to hit 750/by February 2021. Sanwo-Olu, also said in the second wave of the pandemic any malaria-like symptoms by the patient should be considered as COVID-19 and go for the test unless proven otherwise.
The governor, made the remarks on Tuesday, while briefing newsmen on the update of the COVID-19 situation in the state, held at Lagos House. Alausa, Ikeja.
According to Sanwo-Olu, “The increase in the positivity of cases has necessitated the provision of greater amounts of concentrated oxygen for the moderate to severe cases on admission in our isolation centers.
“Over the last few weeks, the demand for oxygen has risen from 70 6-liter cylinders per day to 350 6-liter cylinders in our Yaba Mainland Hospital.
This is projected to more than double to 750 6-liter cylinders, before the end of January 2021.”