- For Tuesday, May 5, the feeling is that of joy tainted with sadness in Lagos state with regards to the coronavirus update
- The state, through its ministry of health, discharged 14 patients who recovered from the deadly pandemic
- The sad news is that one patient was declared dead in the state the same day
Amid the recorded victories over the coronavirus infection, the Lagos state government, through its ministry of health on Tuesday, May 5, announced that one patient in isolation centre died of the disease.
However, the ministry also announced on Tuesday that 14 more patients were discharged and that the state has recorded 261 recoveries and 31 deaths.
On its verified Twitter handle, the ministry revealed: “14 #COVID19Lagos patients: eight males and six females were discharged. Total discharged now 261.
“Unfortunately, one COVID-19 death was recorded. This brings the total number of COVID-19 related deaths in Lagos to 31.”
Earlier, Legit.ng reported that according to the ministry of Lagos on Monday, May 4, the state recorded two more deaths from the deadly coronavirus pandemic, bringing the death toll to 30.
As at Sunday, May 3, Lagos, from the report of the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), recorded 39 new cases and pushed the number of confirmed cases to 1,123.
In the space of one week, the state recorded 11 deaths, although the ministry did not give details of the deceased patients.
In its reports, the ministry said: “39 new cases of COVID-19 Infection confirmed. Total confirmed cases in Lagos now 1,123.
“2 COVID-19 deaths were recorded. This brings the total number of COVID-19 related deaths in Lagos to 30.”
Meanwhile, Legit.ng reported that Professor Ango Abdullahi, the convener of the Northern Elders Forum (NEF), had claimed that some state governments were inflating their number of coronavirus cases in hope of getting grants from the federal government.
Abdullahi alleged that there are state governors in the country who are playing politics with the spread of the pandemic in order to get financial aids from international donors.
The professor said that what Nigeria needs especially at a time like this is transparency and professionalism in the fight against the pandemic.
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He said: “The forum regrets the appearance of attempts by many state governments to play politics with numbers for what appears to be expectations that more funds from the federal government and foreign donors will be allocated to them.''
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