Lagos records 59 new COVID-19 cases, as 9 others recover

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Lagos records 59 new COVID-19 cases, as 9 others recover


Lagos, the nation’s economic capital has recorded 59 new infections twenty-four hours after no new coronavirus case was reported.

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control made this known on Tuesday night.

It said the state recorded 59 new COVID-19 cases, bringing the total confirmed infections in the state to 430, while 107 recoveries and 16 fatalities have also been reported.

This is as the total confirmed cases in the country jumped to 782.

The NCDC said, “117 new cases of COVID-19 have been reported; 59 in Lagos, 29 in FCT, 14 in Kano, 6 in Borno, 4 in Katsina, 3 in Ogun, 1 in Rivers and 1 in Bauchi.

“As at 11:25 pm 21st April, there are 782 confirmed cases of COVID-19 reported in Nigeria. Discharged – 197. Deaths – 25.

“Five cases previously reported in Lagos State have been transferred to Ogun State. Therefore, Lagos has reported 430 confirmed cases while Ogun has reported 20 confirmed cases.

“As at 11:25 pm 21st April, breakdown of cases by states: Lagos-430, FCT-118, Kano-73, Osun-20, Ogun-20, Oyo-16, Katsina-16, Edo-15, Kwara-9, Kaduna-9, Akwa Ibom-9, Borno-9, Bauchi-8, Gombe-5, Delta-4, Ekiti-4, Ondo-3, Rivers-3, Jigawa-2, Enugu-2, Niger-2, Abia-2, Benue-1, Anambra-1 and Sokoto-1.”

Meanwhile, the Lagos State Commissioner for Health, Prof. Akin Abayomi, has said nine patients have been discharged from the state’s isolation centre.

He made this known via his Twitter handle on Wednesday.

According to him, a polish is one of those that recovered.

He tweeted, “The cheering news is that 9 more fully recovered #COVID19Lagos patients; 5 females and 4 males including a foreign national; of Poland have been discharged after testing negative to further #COVID19 screening.

“The total number of #COVID-19 discharged cases in Lagos now stands at 107.”

The commissioner also confirmed that five cases have been transferred to Ogun State.

“The total #COVID19 cases transferred out of Lagos are now eight,” he added.

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