Wed. Feb 24th, 2021

COVID-19 spike: Oxygen demands for Covid patients in Lagos rise to over 360 daily — Sanwo-Olu

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The Governor of Lagos State, Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu on Tuesday expressed worry over the rising COVID-19 positive cases in the state saying, the oxygen demands by patients has risen from 70 to 360 per day.

The governor who disclosed this while briefing newsmen, at the state house gave the update of COVID-19 situation in the state.

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.

In his words, “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 centres.

”Over the last few weeks, the demand for oxygen has risen from 70 6-litre cylinders per day to 350 6-litre cylinders in our Yaba Mainland Hospital. This is projected to more than double to 750 6-litre cylinders, before the end of January 2021,” he added.

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