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2,422 Coronavirus Cases Have Refused To Be Admitted At Isolation Centres – Lagos

Coronavirus Nigeria

Coronavirus Nigeria

The Lagos State Commissioner for Health, Professor Akin Abayomi has come out to say that 2,422 active COVID-19 cases are yet to be accounted for in the state.

He recently revealed that the people involved have not shown up for admission at isolation centres because of ignorance and stigmatization.

According to him, it is also a sad reality that some people who test positive for the virus prefer to treat themselves at home instead of doing things the right way.

He added that Lagosians should keep adhering to the safety measures amid the pandemic because that is the only way to be safe.

His words, “2,422 active cases in the communities are yet to turn up for admission in care centres either due to ignorance or fear of stigmatization or preference for home care treatments.

Currently, Lagos has 11, 520 confirmed cases, 9,696 active cases, of the confirmed cases 1,707 patients have since been discharged from COVID19 care Centres following full recovery and 364 of the cases are currently under isolation in public and private care centres.

Also, 1313 people have died according to the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, NCDC.”

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Coronaviruses are a group of related viruses that cause diseases in mammals and birds. In humans, coronaviruses cause respiratory tract infections that can be mild, such as some cases of the common cold (among other possible causes, predominantly rhinoviruses), and others that can be lethal, such as SARS, MERS, and COVID-19. Symptoms in other species vary: in chickens, they cause an upper respiratory tract disease, while in cows and pigs they cause diarrhea. There are yet to be vaccines or antiviral drugs to prevent or treat human coronavirus infections.

Coronaviruses constitute the subfamily Orthocoronavirinae, in the family Coronaviridae, order Nidovirales, and realm Riboviria. They are enveloped viruses with a positive-sense single-stranded RNA genome and a nucleocapsid of helical symmetry. The genome size of coronaviruses ranges from approximately 27 to 34 kilobases, the largest among known RNA viruses. The name coronavirus is derived from the Latin corona, meaning “crown” or “halo”, which refers to the characteristic appearance reminiscent of a crown or a solar corona around the virions (virus particles) when viewed under two-dimensional transmission electron microscopy, due to the surface covering in club-shaped protein spikes.

Human coronaviruses were first discovered in the late 1960s. The earliest ones discovered were an infectious bronchitis virus in chickens and two in human patients with the common cold (later named human coronavirus 229E and human coronavirus OC43). Other members of this family have since been identified, including SARS-CoV in 2003, HCoV NL63 in 2004, HKU1 in 2005, MERS-CoV in 2012, and SARS-CoV-2 (formerly known as 2019-nCoV) in 2019. Most of these have involved serious respiratory tract infections.

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