Lagos records highest daily coronavirus deaths

Lagos records highest daily coronavirus deaths

- Nine people have been confirmed dead in Lagos

- This is the highest daily number of deaths from coronavirus in the state

- With this, Lagos state has now recorded 59 deaths from COVID-19

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Lagos state has recorded the highest daily number of deaths from the novel coronavirus pandemic.

The death toll from the disease in the state rose to 59 on Monday, June 1, as the state recorded nine deaths in a day.

This was disclosed on Twitter by Akin Abayomi, the commissioner for health in Lagos.

According to him, the total number of deaths in Lagos is now 59.

“9 COVID-19 related deaths were recorded bringing total COVID-19 related deaths in Lagos to 59,” the commissioner wrote.

Recall that reported that the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) on Monday, June 1, confirmed 416 new cases of the novel coronavirus in the country.

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The NCDC in a tweet disclosed via its official Twitter account that twelve deaths were recorded as the number of fatalities increased from 287 to 299, while 115 patients were discharged as recoveries increased from 3,007 to 3,122.

The new cases are reported from 20 states - Lagos-192, Edo-41, Rivers-33, Kaduna-30, Kwara-23, Nasarawa-18, Borno-17, FCT-14, Oyo-10, Katsina-7, Abia-5, Delta-5, Adamawa-4, Kano-4, Imo-3, Ondo-3, Benue-2, Bauchi-2, Ogun-2, Niger-1.

A total of 10,578 confirmed COVID-19 cases have now been recorded in 35 states and the FCT.

Meanwhile, had reported that some group of Nigerians took the streets of Lagos to protest the killing of George Floyd an African-American by a ‘white' cop, Derek Chauvin, in Minneapolis, United States of America.

Reacting to the killing of Floyd by Chauvin and the growing protests in the streets of various states of America, the Black Lives Matter Movement in Nigeria (BLMMN) defied the heavy downpour in Lagos in condemnation of racism against coloured people in the US.

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Speaking on behalf of the group, convener, Josephine Okpara said an end must be put to “white supremacy and build local power to intervene in violence inflicted on black communities by the state and vigilantes”.

Okpara expressed disgust at the manner blacks are being dehumanised, describing it as "uncharitable and a gross disservice to our intellectual sense of existence in the world”.

She said the killing of Floyd is another grim example of how black lives have been disregarded by the state and their affiliates.

The BLMMN expressed total solidarity with the global community in condemnation of the indiscriminate killing of black people.

"Today, the numbers are increasing daily with many George Floyds gone unnoticed. For how long can we continue to watch as many others are cut down in their prime just because of the colour of their skin?" Okpara queried.

Okpara said that their thoughts and prayers are with the families of those that have lost their lives by the shenanigans of the US government who have failed address this menace that has indeed put black people all over the United States of America at risk.

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