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COVID-19: 48% of people infected have mild symptoms – LASG

The Lagos State Government has warmed against treatment of malaria while having symptoms of covid-19.

Speaking at a press briefing, the commissioner for health, Akin Abayomi, explained that this became important as there has been a general notion that the coronavirus doesn’t exist in Nigeria hence the lackadaisical attitude experienced.

He noted that 13 out of 100 people tested have covid-19, alluding to the aggressive transmission of the virus due to non observance of the protocols.

“16 per cent of the COVID-19 cases currently in the state were severe cases, while one per cent are in critical condition”.

“48 per cent of people infected with COVID-19 have very mild symptoms or even asymptomatic. Some of them don’t even know they’re carrying the virus.

“Over 29 thousand has been diagnosed but the ministry said a lot of people have opted to treat themselves from home.

“So far, 2836 has been discharged but 236 people have died of the disease”, he said.

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