Lagos State Discharges 15 More Recovered COVID-19 Patients
The Lagos State Government says it has successfully discharged 15 more recovered COVID-19 patients from its isolation centres.
This was announced on Sunday via the Lagos State Ministry of Health official Twitter handle which noted that the recovered persons tested negative twice to the virus before their discharge.
According to the tweet, a breakdown of the figure shows that the recovered COVID-19 patients include nine females and six males. They were discharged from the Lagos State COVID-19 isolation centres in Yaba, the Lagos State University Teaching Hospital (LUTH) and Agidingbi.
A further breakdown reveals that nine of the recovered patients were discharged from the Mainland Infectious Disease Hospital, Yaba; one from Agidingbi and five from the LUTH isolation centre.
As of Saturday night, May 16, Lagos State has recorded 2,373 cases of COVID-19 with 1, 796 cases still active with thirty-six persons dying, according to data from the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC).
*️⃣The patients; 9 from Mainland Infectious Disease Hospital, Yaba, 1 from Agidingbi & 5 from LUTH Isolation Centres have fully recovered & tested negative to #COVID19 in two consecutive readings.
*️⃣This brings to 623, number of confirmed cases that have been discharged in Lagos.
— LSMOH (@LSMOH) May 17, 2020