Lagos State Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu, on Sunday said a total of 301 persons have so far died in the state due to complications arising from coronavirus.
The Governor while speaking on various aspects of the management of the pandemic on Sunday gave grim statistics of the pandemic saying that the state remains the epicenter of the virus.
He said “Over the last 12 months, about 3,988 COVID-related patients have been admitted into the various care centres across the State; with a registered fatality rate of approximately 0.63% (301 deaths).”
Explaining why Lagos State continues to be the epicenter of the Coronavirus pandemic in Nigeria, Sanwoolu said as of the 29th of January 2021, Lagos State had recorded a total of 47,871 confirmed cases of COVID-19.
He added, “Of this number, 34,094 have recovered in community, while 9,856 are currently active in community.”
This was just as the Government on Sunday extended the date for the work-from-home order to workers from Grade Level 1-14 to the 26 of February .
A circular signed by the state Head of Service, Hakeem Muri-Okunola, on Sunday, 31 January, 2021 confirmed that civil servants on Levels 1-14 should continue to work from home until Friday, 26 February, 2021.
The circular also reiterated that there should be no gathering of more than 50 people while Lagosian must continue to adhere strictly with the Covid-19 protocols at all time.