A troubled Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu

By Kazeem Ugbodaga

Africa’s largest city, Lagos has continued to be ravaged by the deadly Coronavirus, as it surpassed the 4,000 mark.

According to figures released by the Nigerian Centre for Disease Control, NCDC, on Wednesday, confirmed Coronavirus cases in Lagos stood at 4,012.

In the last few days, the state has churned out huge confirmed cases, sending fears in the minds of many residents.


Worse, more than half of the state’s over 20 million people are not observing social distancing, making flattening the curve difficult.

On Wednesday, Lagos hit another height with 256 new cases of the virus.

This huge figure made a mockery of the 87 patients discharged by the State the same day.

It was the largest single day discharge in the country.

The state has so far discharged 825 patients who recovered from the virus since February.

The State has also recorded 47 deaths from the virus.

Lagos Commissioner for Health, Prof. Akin Abayomi had said the state would reach its peak around July or August.

By then, the state might have recorded between 90,000 and 120,000 Coronavirus cases.