Unilag Medical Centre sees increase in COVID-19 patients, alerts on 3rd wave of infection

University of Lagos (Unilag) Medical Centre has reported a spike in patients admitted to its facility with the Covid-19 infections.

The Medical Centre which is one of the approved facilities for handling Covid-19 treatment and management by the Lagos Government, said in a statement released, Wednesday, that it feared a third wave of the infection in the state following the detection of the Delta variant of the virus, also in the state, last week.

The statement on COVID-19 pandemic update issued by the Medical Centre, read: “The University of Lagos Medical Centre wishes to inform all members of the University of Lagos Community about what appears to be the start of a potential 3rd wave of the COVID-19 Pandemic in Lagos State.

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“The University of Lagos community has also been affected by this potential 3rd wave, with an increase in the number of patients presented to the University of Lagos Medical Centre with flu-like symptoms which are similar to COVID-19.

“The Medical Centre hereby assures all members of the University community, that all necessary actions in line with the Federal and Lagos State Government guidelines have been taken regarding this potential threat in our community,” the statement said.

It also added that: “The Medical Centre will also return to providing emergency only services during this period, in order to protect all members of the community from potential infection within the facility.

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The Medical Centre Emergency Contact line: 09095879781 remains open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.”

The university was, however, silent on the suspected case of Delta variant reportedly recorded on the university campus, as it confirmed that the facility only recorded an increase in the number of patients with COVID-19 symptoms.

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