Akin Abayomi, the State Commissioner for Health, disclosed that Lagos State has “increased screening capacity, whereas Kano has only one testing centre” which became practical just recently.
The Lagos State government has revealed why the state has recorded more COVID-19 cases than Kano State.
According to Abayomi, “More cases are identified when increased testing is brought out.”
Speaking on the decentralization of sample collection centres across the state, Abayomi stated, “individuals no longer require to wait on the state’s epidemiology team to come to their homes for sample collection or go to isolation centres for COVID-19 tests.”
The Commissioner, who spoke at an interview yesterday said that though the State was yet to reach its peak in COVID-19 cases, the number of cases recorded followed the pattern defined in its module.