Coronavirus: LASG announces death of 66-year-old Briton

Coronavirus: LASG announces death of 66-year-old Briton


A 66-year-old citizen of the United Kingdom has died of the novel coronavirus in Lagos State.

The Lagos State Commissioner for Health, Prof. Akin Abayomi, announced this on his Twitter handle on Wednesday.

He also confirmed that cases of coronavirus had increased to 130 in the state.

He tweeted, “Lagos recorded another #COVID-19 related death: a 66-year-old Briton; who travelled from India via Dubai to Lagos on 17th of March, 2020.


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“As of 7th of April, 2020, there are 10 new cases of #COVID-19 confirmed. The total of #COVID-19 cases in Lagos rises to 130.

“Another #COVID-19 patient was discharged after full recovery. This brings the number of discharged patients to 32.”

Earlier, a 36-year-old Nigerian died of coronavirus on Saturday, April 4; in a private facility in Lagos.

Before then, a 55-year-old man died of coronavirus complications; at the Lagos University Teaching Hospital, Idi-Araba on Friday, April 2.

1st News had on Tuesday reported the ten new cases of COVID-19; recorded in Lagos State.

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, who made this known, also said the number of infections; recorded in the Federal Capital Territory Abuja also jumped to 50 with two new cases; while the number of cases in Ogun State remains four with no new infections.

In the meantime, residents of Abuja, Lagos and Ogun States are currently observing the 14-day lockdown; and stay-at-home order of the Federal Government as part of measures to curb further community transmission; of the novel virus which has infected 254 people in Nigeria.

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