Lagos State Commissioner for Health, Prof. Akin Abayomi, has revealed that the state recorded four COVID-19 related deaths between July 14 and July 1.

Lagos State has been the epicenter of the virus in Nigeria. Abayomi took to his Facebook account @ProfAkinolaAbayomi, on Monday to give the state’s COVID-19 update for the period.

According to the commissioner, the deaths increased the state’s COVID-19 related mortality to 363. He, however, did not give additional information about the deceased’s sex or age.

He further revealed that there are currently 1,045 active COVID-19 cases in communities being managed under Home-Based Care while 5,455 tests were conducted on the reported dates, out of which 205 new COVID-19 infections were confirmed.

“The new infections increased the state’s total COVID-19 infections to 61,026,” Abayomi said.

According to him, 55,617 of the infected people had recovered in communities, while 3,943 had recovered in the state’s COVID-19 isolation centers. He added that the total number of COVID-19 tests conducted in the state since the inception of the pandemic stood at 578,079.

The Commissioner had earlier attributed weak observance of public health measures, increased social interaction, and movement as well as the spread of variants as factors responsible for the new cases.

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