Lagos Discharges 37 More COVID-19 Patients


Lagos State Government has discharged 37 more COVID-19 patients, including one Indian from its isolation facilities.

Gboyega Akosile, Chief Press Secretary to Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu announced this in a tweet on Wednesday.

His tweet reads;

My dear Lagosians,

Today, 37 more #COVID19 patients have been discharged from our isolation facilities at Yaba, Onikan and Eti-Osa (LandMark) to reunite with the society. There are 19 females and 18 males including 1 Indian.

The patients were discharged from the Yaba, Onikan and Eti-Osa (LandMark) isolation centres.

This brings the number of COVID-19 patients discharged from Lagos treatment facilities to 358.

Akosile added;

What this indicates is that while our numbers of confirmed cases are rising, we are also maintaining a significant discharge rate of our active cases, which shows that our medical interventions and management of the cases are working.

According to the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), Lagos has recorded 1,226 COVID-19 cases, as at Tuesday.

In other news, 14 health workers have tested positive for the novel coronavirus in Kano.

The Chairman of the Kano state chapter of the Joint Health Workers Union (JOHESU), Murtala Isa Umar, seven of the patients are nurses and five are medical laboratory scientists. One medical record officer and cleaner also tested positive for the virus.

According to Umar168 health workers had been exposed to the virus at the Aminu Kano Teaching Hospital (AKTH).

As at press time, Kano has officially recorded 397 coronavirus cases, 3 discharged and 11 deaths.

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