PHOTO: The Lagos State Commissioner for health, Professor Akin Abayomi
LAGOS - An 83-year-old woman has died in Lagos State as a result of contracting COVID-19, with the state’s total death toll from the virus now 14 with a total of 376 as confirmed cases, according to health authorities.
The Lagos State Commissioner for health, Professor Akin Abayomi who disclosed this via his verified twitter handle, @ProfAkinAbayomi, tweeted that the deceased had underlying health issues. The COVID-19 update for Lagos State as at April 19, 2020 shows that 70 new cases were confirmed in the State, bringing to 376, the total number of confirmed cases.
Out of the 376 confirmed cases, 196 are active as 94 patients have been discharged having fully recovered from the virus.
Professor Abayomi urged residents of the State to continue to observe social distancing and stay at home to halt the transmission of COVID-19 infection
As at 11:50 pm 19th April, the breakdown of cases by state is:— NCDC (@NCDCgov) April 19, 2020
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