- Three of the 256 Nigerians evacuated from Dubai have tested positive for Covid-19
- Professor Akin Abayomi, Lagos health commissioner, disclosed this on Sunday morning
- Abayomi said the affected Nigerians have been moved to one of the state's isolation centres where they will be receiving treatment
The Lagos state government says three of the 256 Nigerians recently evacuated from Dubai have tested positive for coronavirus.
This was disclosed by the state's commissioner for health, Professor Akin Abayomi, on Sunday morning, May 17, via his official twitter handle.
According to Abayomi, the evacuees who tested positive have been moved to one of the state's isolation centres.
Recall that all the evacuees have been observing the mandatory 14-day isolation in Lagos, having arrived on Wednesday, May 6.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that the Lagos state government announced the discharge of 67 more patients from four isolation centres after testing negative twice for coronavirus.
This was disclosed by the state governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, on Saturday on Saturday, May 16.
“Also, 67 fully recovered COVID19Lagos patients; 22 female and 45 male, including 3 foreign nationals – 2 Indians and a Chinese were discharged to join the society.” Sanwo-Olu said.
“The patients; 24 from the Mainland Infectious Disease Hospital, Yaba; 22 from Onikan, 11 from Agidingbi, 2 from Lekki and 8 from Lagos University Teaching Hospital (LUTH) Isolation Centres were discharged having tested negative to COVID19 in two consecutive readings,” he added.
According to the NCDC's data, 152 recoveries and five deaths were recorded on the same day.
With the latest report, Nigeria now has 5,621 confirmed Covid-19 cases out of which 1472 have been discharged and 176 deaths.
Five deaths were recorded and the number of fatalities increased from 171 to 176, while recoveries increased from 1,320 to 1472.
The 176 new cases are reported from 14 states- Lagos(95), Oyo(31), FCT(11), Niger(8),Borno(8), Jigawa(6), Kaduna(4), Anambra(3), Edo(2), Rivers(2), Nasarawa(2), Bauchi(2),Benue(1), Zamfara(1).
Legit.ng notes that despite recording 176 new COVID-19 cases, Nigeria’s recovery rate remained at a significant high with 152 patients discharged on Saturday.
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