Lagos Govt discharges 60 COVID-19 patients as death toll hits 31

Posted by News Express | 5 May 2020 | 904 times

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•Lagos Health Commissioner, Prof. Akin Abayomi

By OLUWAFUNKE ISHOLA

The Lagos State Ministry of Health has announced the recovery and discharge of 60 COVID-19 patients, the highest single figure of recovery in the state and Nigeria.

The ministry, through its verified Twitter handle on Tuesday, said the patients were 20 females and 40 males, all Nigerian citizens.

It said they were discharged from the Yaba, Ibeju-Lekki and Eti-Osa (Landmark) Isolation facilities, to reunite with the society.

“The patients: 31 from IDH, Yaba, 19 from Ibeju-Lekki and 10 from the Eti-Osa (LandMark) Isolation Centres have fully recovered and tested negative twice consecutively to #COVID19.

“With this, the number of patients successfully managed & discharged in Lagos is now 321,” it said.

Earlier, the State’s Commissioner for Health, Prof. Akin Abayomi, had cautioned residents that ease of lockdown did not mean people should rush out.

Abayomi advised residents to stay at home and reduce the spread of COVID-19 in the state.

Data from the Africa Centre for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC), showed that there were 47,118 confirmed COVID-19 cases, 1,843 deaths and 15,587 recoveries in Africa. (NAN)

Meanwhile, the Lagos State Ministry of Health, on Tuesday announced another one COVID-19 related death, increasing the number of deaths in the state to 31.

The ministry disclosed this through its Twitter account.

It, however, did not give additional information about the age, sex, nationality and medical history of the deceased.

The ministry added that as at May 4, the state recorded 76 new cases of COVID-19 infection, increasing the number of confirmed cases in Lagos to 1,199.

It said that 14 patients, including eight males and six females were discharged, making total number of recovered and discharged patients to stand at 261.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Lagos is still the epicentre of COVID-19 in Nigeria, with 889 active cases.

Two of the patients had been evacuated from Nigeria, and 16 patients were transferred to Ogun and Ondo states.

Data from the Africa Centre for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC), showed that there were 47,118 confirmed COVID-19 cases, 1,843 deaths and 15,587 recoveries in Africa.


Source: News Express

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