- Fifteen coronavirus patients have been discharged after making full recovery in Lagos state
- This was announced by the state governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, on Sunday, May 17
- With the latest discharge, the number of recovered patients in Lagos has risen to 623
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Lagos, Nigeria's epicentre of coronavirus, has recorded another great success in the anti-COVID-19 fight as 15 more people have made full recovery from the virus.
This was revealed a tweet by Gboyega Akosile, the chief press secretary to Lagos state governor, via his Twitter handle @gboyegaakosile.
The state's governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, on Sunday, May 17, said the patients were discharged to reunite with the society after they tested negative twice for COVID-19.
Sanwo-Olu announced that the discharged patients 6 males and 9 females who are all Nigerians were discharged from the Yaba, Agidingbi and LUTH Isolation facilities.
BREAKING: Nigeria records 176 new COVID-19 cases, 5 new deaths, 152 recoveries in 14 states, total infections now 5,621
"Good people of Lagos, 15 more #COVID19Lagos patients; 9 females and 6 males, all Nigerians have been discharged from our Yaba, Agidingbi and LUTH Isolation facilities to reunite with the society.
The patients, 9 from the Mainland Infectious Disease Hospital, Yaba, 5 from the Lagos University Teaching Hospital (LUTH) and 1 from Agidingbi Isolation centres were discharged having fully recovered and tested negative to COVID-19 in two consecutive readings.
This brings to 623 the number of #COVID19 confirmed cases that been successfully managed and discharged in Lagos," the tweet read.
Governor Sanwo-Olu while giving updates on the management of COVID-19 said collaborative efforts are ongoing to further ease the lockdown for the people.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) announced the record of 176 new Covid-19 cases on Saturday, May 16.
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.
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).
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