Lagos State Governor, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu has come out to say that there are 3,000 samples collected and awaiting testing in the state.
He revealed this while he briefed the media at the 10th series of COVID-19 update in Marina, Lagos.
According to him, Lagos State will embark on aggressive testing in Marina very soon while improving the capacity of the state’s isolation facilities in preparation for more patients in Lasgidi.
He added that out of 3,000 cases pending result, the possibility of 600 positive cases is high but the state is currently doing everything possible to increase the number of recoveries.
His words, “We have 3,000 samples collected but we have not been able to carry the test because of global shortage of reagent for molecular testing. We are hoping that some of the reagents will be supplied tomorrow and Tuesday.
“We made order for more reagents because of cases we have seen and it would not be out of place to see positive cases in the range of 20 per cent out of the 3,000 samples collected. We are improving the capacity of our isolation facilities in preparation to take care of more patients.
“We are hoping that some of the reagents will be supplied Monday and Tuesday. Once these 3,000 cases are taken care of, you might see up to 600 positive cases, but we are planning and preparing to take care of it. We are improving the capacity of our isolation facilities in preparation to take care of more patients.”