Another Patient Succumbs to COVID-19 in Lagos
Another patient has died of COVID-19 in Lagos State bringing to 11 the number of deaths related to the virus.
Lagos State Ministry of Health made the announcement on Saturday via its verified Twitter account.
However, the ministry did not disclose further information about the sex, age and medical history of the deceased patient.
Reports from the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) indicates that the 32 new cases in Lagos was the highest daily infection recorded in the state since the index case.
Currently, Lagos remains the epicentre of COVID-19 in Nigeria, with 286 confirmed cases out of the total 493 cases.
According to the ministry, 180 of the cases are active, while 90 had recovered and had been discharged. Two of the patients had been evacuated from the country, while three had been transferred to Ogun State, their state of residence.
Records from NCDC has shown a spike in cases of infection in the country.
Fifty-one new cases of #COVID19 have been reported;
32 in Lagos
6 in Kano
5 in Kwara
2 in FCT
2 in Oyo
2 in Katsina
1 in Ogun
1 in Ekiti
As at 10:10 pm 17th April there are 493 confirmed cases of #COVID19 reported in Nigeria.
Culled from FRCN Abuja/Vanguard