- No fewer than 707 persons have been discharged across isolation facilities in Lagos state since the outbreak of COVID-19 in Nigeria
- Lagos, with over 3,000 cases, is the epicentre of coronavirus in Nigeria
- The state governor disclosed that 22 females and 23 males are the latest to be discharged after fully recovering and testing negative to COVID-19
As states across Nigeria grapple with the deadly coronavirus, the Lagos government has discharged 45 Covid-19 patients from its isolation facilities. This brings the total number of discharged persons in Lagos to 707.
Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu, in a statement on Saturday, May 23, disclosed that those discharged have fully recovered and tested negative to Covid-19.
The patients discharged comprise of 22 females and 23 males, all Nigerians. They are now free to join the society.
Giving a breakdown of the discharged patients, the governor said: "The patients; 19 from the Mainland Infectious Disease Hospital, Yaba, 3 from Onikan, 8 from Agidingbi, 7 from Lekki, 1 from Eti-Osa (LandMark) and 7 from Lagos University Teaching Hospital (LUTH) Isolation Centres were discharged having fully recovered and tested negative to COVID19.
"With this, the number of patients successfully managed and discharged from our Isolation facilities has risen to 707.
"As we look forward to more great news in the coming days, I urge you all to take responsibility and play your part for a #COVID19FreeLagos #ForAGreaterLagos."
Nigeria's confirmed coronavirus cases hit a hair-raising figure of 7,261 on Friday, May 22, meaning that the country has finally got its footrest in the tier of top five African countries severely buffeted by the highly-ravaging scourge.
Lagos, the epicentre of the disease, is leading the pack with over 3000 cases.
Meanwhile, the state disclosed that it has spent N640 million on COVID-19 tests.
Akin Abayomi, the state commissioner for health, stated that the state spends between N40,000 and N50,000 per test. He noted that 16,000 people have been tested so far.
In another report by Legit.ng, a team of Nigerian youths under the aegis MayWed Innova started the local manufacturing of 10,000 face shields after they donated 100 of the material to the Lagos state government.
In speaking about the quality of the face shields, Aminat Ibrahim, one of the team members, said that their designs meet production standards based on the Centre for Disease Control requirements.
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