2 more die of coronavirus in Lagos as death toll rises to 18

2 more die of coronavirus in Lagos as death toll rises to 18

- Two more patients have died of coronavirus in Lagos state

- This was announced on Thursday, April 23, by Akin Abayomi, the state commissioner of health

- This brings the total of fatalities recorded so far in the state to 18

The Lagos state government has announced the death of two coronavirus patients under its care in the state.

Legit.ng gathered that the state commissioner for health, Akin Abayomi, announced this via his Twitter handle @ProfAkinAbayomi on Thursday, April 23.

With the announcement, the coronavirus death toll in Lagos has now risen to 18.

Abayomi who also confirmed that on Wednesday, April 22, 74 new COVID-19 cases were recorded in Lagos said the total number of cases in the state is now 512.

This is coming after the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) confirmed 74 out of the 91 new cases of coronavirus in Nigeria are in Lagos state.

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However, what attracts Nigerians on social media the most about the new cases is how Lagos continues to record more cases, extending the gap between it and other states almost every day.

Dehkunke of Africa, a Nigerian reacting to the COVID-19 situation in Lagos said: "NCDC says the number of people that tested positive to this virus are 74 in Lagos today alone but the fact remains that 80% of Lagosians still don’t believe in the existence of this virus."

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Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that governors of the 36 states of the federation on Wednesday, April 22, have “unanimously” agreed to impose an inter-state lockdown in the country over the next two weeks to check the state-to-state spread of COVID-19.

The governors under the aegis of the Nigeria Governors Forum (NGF) reached the agreement after receiving a briefing from the governors of Lagos, Bauchi, Oyo and Ogun states who shared their experiences and lessons from the fight against COVID-19.

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A communique issued by the NGF chairman and governor of Ekiti state, Kayode Fayemi, at the end of the virtual meeting said only essential services would be permitted.

In a related development, Oyo state has recorded its first COVID-19 death, Governor Seyi Makinde announced on Wednesday night, April 22.

Governor Makinde made the announcement via his official Twitter handle while giving an update on the coronavirus pandemic in the state. According to him, the patient died at the University College Hospital (UCH), Ibadan, before his test result came out positive.

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