- 26 coronavirus patients have been discharged in Lagos
- With this, patients who have been discharged in the state are now 528
- Those discharged are 13 males and 13 females
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The Lagos state government, on Wednesday, May 13, announced the recovery and discharge of 26 more patients who tested negative twice to the Coronavirus.
Lagos state governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, said in a statement that the total number of COVID-19 patients discharged had become 528.
‘Good people of Lagos, today, 26 COVID-19 Lagos patients; 13 males and 13 females, all Nigerians, were discharged from our Yaba, Onikan and Lagos University Teaching Hospital (LUTH) Isolation facilities to reunite with the society.
‘The patients, 6 from the Mainland Infectious Disease Hospital, Yaba, 11 from Onikan and 9 from LUTH Isolation Centres were discharged, haven fully recovered and tested negative to COVID-19 in two consecutive readings.
"With this, the number of #COVID-19 confirmed cases that have been successfully managed and discharged in Lagos state is now 528,” he said.
Recall that Legit.ng had reported that as at Tuesday, May 12, the state government discharged a batch of 33 patients who fully recovered from the disease. This was disclosed by the commissioner for health in the state, Professor Akin Abayomi.
Legit.ng had also reported that Abayomi on Tuesday, May 12, confirmed that a Nigerian returnee from Dubai, United Arab Emirates (UAE) was dead.
On his verified Twitter handle Abayomi disclosed that the Nigerian, a male of 32 years old, died of complications from coronavirus.
However, in an update on Twitter, Abayomi said it was a presumed coronavirus-related death, adding that the test result of the deceased is not yet out.
According to him, he regrets any misinterpretation his earlier announcement must have caused, adding that the test result will be published once it is out.
In another post, Legit.ng reported that a chartered plane conveying Nigerian returnees from the UAE had made a U-turn after a pregnant woman went into labour.
The development was made known by the chairman of the Nigerian in Diaspora Commission, Abike Dabiri-Erewa.
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