Breaking: Lagos discharges 49 more Coronavirus patients

April 29, 2020
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Sanwo-Olu briefing newsmen

By Kazeem Ugbodaga

Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu on Wednesday disclosed that the state has discharged another 49 Coronavirus patients after they tested negative twice for the virus.

This brings to 186 the number of patients discharged so far by the state.

The governor disclosed this at a media briefing at the State House, Marina, Lagos Island, Lagos.

Sanwo-Olu said the survivors were discharged from its various isolation centres across the state.

He said 48 of those discharged were Nigerians while one was a Greek.

“We are discharging 49 people, of whom there are 48 Nigerians and one Foreigner – a Greek national. Of these there are 28 females and 21 males. Sadly, we have lost 19 people, and we currently have 682 active cases.

“I have been on the phone with our medical personnel who contracted the Coronavirus; I spoke with all of them earlier today; and I am pleased to say that they are all doing very well and in very high spirits. We are all looking forward to their discharge very soon.

“Our medical workers will continue to be top priority for us at this time, and we will continue to make available all the resources they require, in terms of Hazard Allowances, Covid Allowances, Personal Protective Equipment, psycho-social support, and others,” he said.

Sanwo-Olu added that the government was continuing its active case finding in communities across Lagos State and that so far, it had covered over 1.5 million households.

“Wnd we are also continuing to scale-up our Isolation and Treatment capacity. The Isolation Center at Gbagada opens tomorrow, and we are currently working on building three additional Isolation Centers in the state,” he said.

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