- The Lagos state government has discharged 45 more COVID-19 patients after full recovery
- The state governor disclosed that 18 females and 27 males are the latest to be discharged after testing negative for COVID-19
- Lagos state, Nigeria's coronavirus epicentre, has 11,244 confirmed cases
As Nigeria continues to grapple with the spread of the deadly coronavirus, the Lagos government has announced that it discharged 45 Covid-19 patients from its isolation facilities after testing negative twice consecutively.
This brings the total number of discharged persons in Lagos to 1,740. The Lagos state Ministry of Health made the announcement through its verified Twitter handle on Sunday, July 5.
The ministry disclosed that the patients discharged comprise of 18 females and 27 males, including 4 foreign nationals, while noting that they are now free to join the society.
Giving a breakdown of the discharged patients, the ministry said: "The patients; 19 from Eti-Osa(LandMark), 11 from Onikan and 15 from @LUTHofficial Isolation Centres were discharged after full recovery and testing negative to #COVID19."
Lagos state, Nigeria's coronavirus epicentre, has 11,244 confirmed cases, according to the latest data from the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC).
Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that Akin Abayomi, commissioner for health, giving an update on the COVID-19 situation in the state, said more than 2000 persons who have been confirmed positive are yet to turn up for admission at isolation centres.
According to him, they are avoiding the isolation centre due to either fear of stigmatisation or preference for home care treatments.
He said as at July 3, 42,348 COVID-19 tests had been conducted in Lagos, out of which 10,926 turned out positive.
Out of that number, 1,695 patients have fully recovered and have since been discharged from Lagos care centres.
In a related development, Governor Dave Umahi of Ebonyi on Saturday, July 4, confirmed that he has contracted the deadly coronavirus pandemic which has also encroached into the state.
Umahi announced his coronavirus status in a statement on Saturday, adding that some of his aides have also tested positive for the deadly pandemic.
Although the governor revealed that he is asymptomatic at the moment, Umahi stated that he has gone into self-isolation in line with protocols given by the NCDC.
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