COVID-19: Death toll hits 18 in Lagos

The Commissioner for Health in Lagos State, Prof. Akin Abayomi, on Thursday announced two more COVID-19 related deaths; bringing total confirmed deaths in the state to 18.

Specifically, Abayomi disclosed this through his verified handle on the micro-blogging site, Twitter. The Health Commissioner revealed that the deaths occurred on April 22. However, he did not divulge further details of the sex; age; nationality; as well as medical history of the deceased.

Equally important, Abayomi stated that Lagos state; on the same day recorded 74 new cases of COVID-19 infection; thereby bringing the number of confirmed cases in the state to 512.

‘‘COVID19LAGOS update as at 22nd of April, 2020. 74 new #COVID19 cases confirmed in Lagos on the 22nd of April, 2020. Total number of confirmed #COVID19 cases in Lagos rises to 512. Lagos recorded 2 more #COVID19 related deaths. Total #COVID19Lagos deaths are now 18,’’ he tweeted.

Meanwhile, a breakdown of the 512 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Lagos shows that 377 are active; while 107 had been discharged. Further, two had been evacuated; eight transferred to Ogun.

In addition, Nigeria has recorded 91 new confirmed cases of Coronavirus; with 28 deaths which bring the total number of infections to 873 in the country.

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control made this known via its Twitter handle on Wednesday.

The NCDC also announced that fatalities from coronavirus-related complications have increased to 28.

Out of the 28 deaths from Coronavirus, NCDC recorded 15 in Lagos, three in Abuja; two each in Borno and Edo, one each in Katsina, Kano, Oyo, Akwa Ibom, Ekiti and Delta.

Data from the World Health Organisation (WHO) revealed that 25, 000 COVID-19 cases were reported on the African continent, with over 6,700 associated recoveries and 1,200 deaths.


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