- Lagos state government has discharged 42 more coronavirus patients
- The state disclosed that 20 females and 22 males were discharged
- This brings the total number of recoveries from the virus in the state to 448
In another good news for Nigerians, the Lagos state Ministry of Health has announced the recovery and discharge of 42 COVID-19 patients who tested negative twice to the disease.
Gov. Babajide Sanwo-Olu stated in a statement that those who had recovered and discharged in Lagos were now 448.
”Good people of Lagos, 42 more persons; 22 males and 20 females, all Nigerians, have been discharged from our Isolation facilities today to reunite with the society.
”The patients, 32 from Eti-Osa (Landmark), eight from Lekki and two from Onikan Isolation centres were discharged, having fully recovered and tested negative to COVID-19 in two consecutive readings.
”This brings to 448, the number of #COVID19 confirmed cases that have been successfully managed and discharged in Lagos State Isolation facilities,” he announced.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had reported that Lagos state government has said that forty-eight (48) additional coronavirus patients have fully recovered, bringing the total number of discharged cases from the pandemic in the state to 406.
Legit.ng reports that Professor Akin Abayomi, the state commissioner for health, disclosed this on Friday, May 8, via his official Twitter page @ProfAkinAbayomi.
The newly discharged patients, sixteen (16) females and thirty-two (32) males are all Nigerians.
He recalled that 183 new COVID-19 infections were confirmed in Lagos on Thursday, May 7, making the total number of confirmed cases in the state 1,507.
Legit.ng had reported that Ogun government says it is constrained to extend the existing lockdown in the state by one week.
Gov. Dapo Abiodun, who made this known while addressing journalists in Abeokuta, said it had become imperative to extend the lockdown as a means to save lives.
The extension, however, is contrary to the expectation of residents who had thought the lockdown would be eased after on Sunday.
According to the governor, people have shown disregard to laid down precautions against the pandemic, hence the need to take more drastic actions.
“My dear people of Ogun state, while I am not a prophet of doom, I will rather err on the side of responsibility.
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