COVID-19: Lagos govt. discharges 9 more patients
- Nine coronavirus patients have been discharged in Lagos
- The number of discharged patients from the isolation centres in the state is now 107
- According to the governor, the patients are from the Mainland Infectious Disease Hospital, Yaba and four from the Onikan Isolation Centre
The Lagos state government, on Tuesday, April 21, announced the discharge of nine more Coronavirus patients, having tested negative twice for the virus.
Gov. Babajide Sanwo-Olu, in a statement, said that the number of discharged patients from the isolation centres in the state was now 107.
”Good people of Lagos, I have more great news from our isolation facilities. Nine more persons, five females and four males, including one foreign national – a Polish, have been discharged to join the society.
”The patients, five from the Mainland Infectious Disease Hospital, Yaba and four from the Onikan Isolation Centre, were discharged, having fully recovered and tested negative twice, consecutively for COVID-19.
”With this, the number of patients successfully managed and discharged from our facilities is now 107,” Sanwo-Olu said.
The COVID-19 incident commander urged residents to stay safe at home, as the frontline health workers recorded successes in the battle against COVID-19.
He also urged them to continue to practise social distancing and adopt highest possible personal and hand hygiene.
”This is the only way we can break the chain of transmission of the infection. Thank you all for your continued perseverance and patience,” the governor said.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had reported that following the surge in the coronavirus cases in Nigeria, the Ekiti government has disclosed that a medical doctor has tested positive for covid-19.
This was disclosed by the commissioner for Health, Dr Mojisola Yaya-Kolade, on Tuesday, April 21.
He said the medical doctor was working with a private clinic before contracting the virus while treating the third index case, a 29-year old pregnant woman.
Going further, the commissioner also added that only one doctor tested positive, with 15 others turning out negative among the samples taken to the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control.
”We have one doctor who tested positive and he is being treated at the isolation centre, but others were negative,” he said.
Legit.ng had also reported that despite all the containment efforts, coronavirus is fastly spreading across all states in Nigeria and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).
Below is the breakdown of cases by states:
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