The Lagos State Government on Wednesday announced the recovery and discharge of 16 patients, three foreigners and 13 Nigerians, from the Isolation centres in the State.
The three foreigners consist of a Briton, Chinese and Polish citizen.
Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu, who disclosed this on his verified twitter handle; @jidesanwoolu, said the patients, made up of 14 males and two females, have been discharged to join the society; bringing to 85 the number of patients successfully managed and discharged in Lagos.
According to him, 14 of the patients were discharged from the Infectious Disease Hospital (IDH) at Yaba, and two others from Onikan Isolation centre, having fully recovered and tested negative twice consecutively for COVID-19.
“As our front line health workers record successes in the battle against COVID-19, we are duty bound as citizens to break the chain of transmission of the infection by staying safe at home, practicing social distancing and adopting the highest possible personal hygiene.
“We will continue to do our best as Government to cushion the effect of this lockdown by re-energizing our welfare package. Please keep faith with us as we work to win this battle together,” the governor urged.
The Commissioner for health, Prof. Akin Abayomi, had, earlier on his verified twitter handle; @Prof Akin Abayomi, announced the death of a 63-year-old patient in Lagos; bringing to seven the total number of COVID-19 related deaths in the State.
He tweeted that the deceased had no history of travel or contact with any confirmed case.