Coronavirus: Lagos records three new COVID-19 deaths

Coronavirus: Lagos records three new COVID-19 deaths

- The COVID-19 casualty figure in Lagos state has increased to 13

- The state's health commissioner, Akin Abayomi, said three patients died on Friday, April 17

- According to the commissioner, the deceased are two males and a female aged 52, 63 and 67 respectively

The Lagos state government has announced three more deaths from the coronavirus pandemic.

The state's commissioner for health, Akin Abayomi, broke the news on Saturday., April 18, via his verified Twitter handle.

According to the commissioner, the deceased are two males and a female aged 52, 63 and 67 respectively.

He added that two of the victims had underlying health issues.

Coronavirus: Lagos records three new COVID-19 deaths
Lagos state's commissioner for health, Akin Abayomi
Source: Twitter

“32 new #COVID19 cases were confirmed in Lagos on April 17, 2020. Total number of confirmed cases in Lagos now stands at 286,” he said.

“Sadly, Lagos has recorded 3 more deaths bringing total number of #COVID19 related deaths in Lagos to 13.

“The deceased are 2 males and 1 female aged 52, 63 and 67. Two of the dead had underlying health issues.

“The 2 males had no travel history or record of contact with any infected person.

“The female was however suspected to have had contact with an infected person who recently returned to Nigeria.

“Let’s continue to maintain #SocialDistanacing and Call Telephone receiver08000CORONA for any #COVID19 related issues #ForAGreaterLagos.”

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Meanwhile, previously reported that the presidency announced the death of the chief of staff to the president, Mallam Abba Kyari.

The deceased had tested positive to the ravaging COVID-19 and had been receiving treatment an unknown location.

Kyari, however, died on Friday, April 17, according to a statement by the presidential spokesman, Femi Adesina.

In its reaction, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in a statement signed by its spokesman, Kola Ologbondiyan, on Saturday, April 18, described Kyari's death as depressing and saddening.

The PDP comforted President Buhari, the Kyari family, the government and people of Borno state and the nation at large for this painful loss and prayed that the Almighty Allah grants Kyari eternal rest.

The party also commiserated with families of all the victims of COVID-19 pandemic and prayed for the speedy recovery of the sick who are receiving treatment in various isolation centres.

Also, Nigeria's former vice president, Atiku Abubakar, has expressed condolence over the death of Kyari.

In his reaction, Atiku who was the presidential candidate of the lead opposition party, PDP, in 2019 said on Twitter: "Inna lillahi wa inna ilayhi raji'un. I am saddened by the death of Chief of Staff, Abba Kyari. May Allah SWT comfort his family, forgive his sins and grant him AlJannah Firdaus. Ameen."

In a related development, the minister of state for labour and employment, Festus Keyamo, has also reacted to Kyari's death.

Keyamo disclosed on Twitter that he had a discussion with the deceased on Tuesday, March 24.

According to the minister, during the discussion, the late chief of staff told him that his health was fine and that he (Kyari) would faithfully take the treatments.

Many Nigerians are also reacting to Kyari's death on social media. ( -> We have upgraded to serve you better

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