The Lagos state government has predicted that the confirmed coronavirus cases in the state may rise to 120,000 by July 2020.
This was made known by the state Commissioner for Health, Prof Akin Abayomi, at a press conference earlier today.
According to him, the sharp rise in cases being recorded to the decentralisation of sample collection across the 20 local government areas of the state.
He added that if government had not been proactive, the state would have, by now, recorded 6,000 cases rather than the 1,491 cases recorded so far.
According to the Commissioner, the increase in the number of cases being recorded in the state in recent times was as a result of the decentralization of sample collections to the 20 local governments, adding that if the government had not put machinery in place, the situation would have been worse.
Abayomi disclosed that Alimosho, Oshodi and Isolo have begun to record high rate of COVID-19 cases.
He, however, noted that 97% of positive cases at its isolation centers were mild and moderate cases, while only three percent were severe cases.
The Commissioner also disclosed that the state government is to begin hydroxychloroquine trials in the next one week.