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The Lagos State government has disclosed that 2,683 active COVID-19 patients have not turned up for treatment at the isolation centres.

Commissioner for Health, Akin Abayomi made the disclosure via his verified Twitter handle.

Reason for not turning up for admission, according to Abayomi may be due to ignorance, fear of stigmatization or they opted for home care method.

The Commissioner also disclosed that the state has recorded 128 COVID-19 related deaths.

“2,683 active cases in the communities are yet to turn up for admission in care centres either due to ignorance/fear of stigmatisation or preference for home care.

“As at 27th of June, 2020 numbers of #COVID19 related deaths in Lagos State have risen to 128,” Abayomi tweeted.

Lagos State currently has 10,144 COVID-19 cases, making it the highest state in Nigeria.

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