By Rasheed Sobowale
The coronavirus pandemic has yet claimed another life in Lagos State as the state’s commissioner for health, Professor Akin Abayomi announced on Sunday, “We lost a #COVID19 patient; a 36 year old Nigerian”
Lagos State, the epicentre of the coronavirus (COVID-19) as at 11.20 a.m, 5th April, 2020 recorded 115 confirmed cases with two deaths and 24 discharged.
Abayomi while announcing the second fatality in the state via his twitter handle said; “We lost a #COVID19 patient; a 36 year old Nigerian, male who died in a private facility on 4th April, 2020. Total number of #COVID19 patients who have died are now 2.”
He also hinted that the total number of patients evacuated from the state now totalled two.
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“One case was evacuated bringing total evacuated to 2,” the commissioner for health said.
“As at 11.20a.m, 5th April, 2020. 6 new cases of #COVID19 confirmed, bringing total confirmed cases to 115.
“A #COVID19 patient was discharged on 4th April, 2020. The number of #COVID19 patients who have fully recovered and discharged are now 24.”
Vanguard reported that Nigeria has recorded 224 total confirmed cases of the coronavirus as at 11:15am of the 5th April.
27 patients have so far been discharged and five deaths recorded.
“For a breakdown of cases by states: Lagos- 115; FCT- 45; Osun- 20; Oyo- 9; Akwa Ibom- 5; Ogun- 4; Edo- 9; Kaduna- 4; Bauchi- 6; Enugu- 2; Ekiti- 2; Rivers-1; Benue- 1; and Ondo- 1,” the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) posted pon twitter.
Vanguard recalled that Nigerian President, Muhammdu Buhari during his national address on the COVID-19 pandemic ordered a total lockdown in Lagos, Abuja, and Ogun State.