The latest data from the Lagos State government shows that the rise of Coronavirus infections is getting out of hand in Lagos state particularly in more local governments that were used to record low cases.
Just like the data trend was moving at the beginning of the pandemic outbreak in March, Eti-Osa Local government, the LGA that consists of Ikoyi-Obalande LCDA, Eti-Osa East LCDA, and Iru Victoria Island LCDA.
The Lagos state government said in the data that Eti-Osa now has over 1,500 confirmed cases.
However, what is more disturbing is the spread and rise in the number of cases in LGAs where the rate of infections was very low or non-existent.
The data showed that the rate of community transmission has increased exponentially in Alimosho and Kosofe LGAs with over 600 confirmed cases each.
Other local governments with hitherto very low numbers are now rising faster than expected. Ikorodu Local government with less than 10 confirmed cases in April has now risen to more than 200 cases and Epe with zero cases in April, now recording over 30 cases.
The rate of infection has gotten the Lagos state government worried that the state is now considering another state-wide lockdown which could be longer than the one in March that lasted till May.
While the cases are increasing, the government said it is ramping up its testing capacity. According to the state, the state now runs an average of 5,000 tests per day which represents over 65% of all the tests done in the country per day.