COVID-19: Lagos discharges 45 more patients

COVID-19: Lagos discharges 45 more patients

The Lagos State Government has announced the recovery and discharge of 45 more COVID-19 patients; after they tested negative twice to the virus.

Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, disclosed that 707 patients had now been discharged from the isolation centres. He made this known in a statement on Saturday.

‘‘Good people of Lagos, I bring you great news from our isolation facilities. Today (Saturday), 45 fully recovered COVID-19 Lagos patients; 22 females and 23 males, all Nigerians were discharged to join the society.

‘‘The patients, 19 from the Mainland Infectious Disease Hospital, Yaba, 3 from Onikan, 8 from Agidingbi, 7 from Lekki; 1 from Eti-Osa (LandMark) and 7 from Lagos University Teaching Hospital (LUTH) Isolation Centres; were discharged having fully recovered and tested negative to COVID-19.

‘‘With this, the number of patients successfully managed and discharged from our Isolation facilities has risen to 707.

‘‘As we look forward to more great news in the coming days, I urge you all to take responsibility and play your part for a COVID-19 free Lagos,” Sanwo-Olu said.

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Meanwhile, Nigeria failed to record a single death from the dreaded COVID-19 pandemic on Saturday, May 23, 2020.

Consequently, the current official death toll from COVID-19 in Nigeria still stands at 221 casualties. In addition, the country witnessed more people joining the growing list of patients who have beaten the virus. In fact, a total of 167 new persons joined the list on Saturday; thereby swelling the ranks of 2174 in Nigeria.

Equally important, the 167 new recoveries have all been issued a clean bill of health. Further, they have been discharged to reunite with their families.

Meanwhile, a total of 265 new cases of COVID-19 were recorded across Nigeria on Saturday. The new cases took Nigeria’s total case file to 7526 confirmed cases. However, the 265 new infections were dominated by Lagos which accounted for 133 cases. Also, three other states – Oyo with 34 new cases, Edo with 28 and Ogun with 23 – as well as Abuja; the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) which accounted for 22 new cases; all recorded double figures.

In summary, all 265 new cases of COVID-19 were recorded in 12 states and the FCT.

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