- Akin Abayomi says three more COVID-19 patients have died in the state
- The commissioner said the number of fatalities in the state has increased to 28
- Lagos has the highest number of confirmed cases in Nigeria with 1,084 cases
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The Lagos state commissioner for Health, Prof. Akin Abayomi, on Sunday, May 3, announced another three COVID-19 related deaths, as the number of confirmed cases in the state increased to 1,084.
Abayomi, who disclosed this through his Twitter account, however, did not give additional information about age, nationality and medical history of the deceased.
“Three more #COVID-19 related deaths were recorded, bringing total number of such deaths in Lagos to 28,” he said.
The commissioner said as of May 2, the state recorded 62 new cases of COVID-19 infection, increasing the number of confirmed cases in Lagos to 1,084.
He said: “22 fully recovered #COVID-19 Lagos patients; eight females and 14 males, all Nigerians were discharged.
“This brings the total number of #COVID-19 discharged patients in Lagos to 247,” he said.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that there were 791 active cases, two evacuated and 16 patients transferred to Ogun and Ondo states.
Data from the Africa Centre for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC) shows that there were 43, 060 cases, 1, 761 deaths and 14, 343 recoveries reported from 53 Africa countries.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had reported that as the world continues to battle with the novel coronavirus it is necessary for Nigerians to get right and adequate information on steps to take if they get exposed to someone with laboratory-confirmed case.
With this, they can monitor their health and avoid spreading the disease to others if they get sick
For you to know you have been exposed to the disease, you must have come in close contact with a sick person to get infected.
Close contact includes:
1. Living in the same household as a sick person withCOVID-19,
2. Caring for a sick person with COVID-19
3. Being within 6 feet of a sick person with COVID-19 for about 10 minutes
4. Being in direct contact with secretions from a sick person with COVID-19 (e.g., being coughed on, kissing, sharing utensils, etc.)
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