Two more COVID-19 patients have died in Lagos, bringing the total number of fatalities recorded in the state to 18.
Prof. Akin Abayomi, the state’s Commissioner for Health, made this known via his Twitter handle on Thursday. He also confirmed that 74 new COVID-19 cases were recorded in Lagos on Wednesday.
“Total number of confirmed #COVID19 cases in Lagos rises to 512. Lagos recorded two more COVID-19 related deaths. Total Lagos COVID-19 deaths are now 18,” he tweeted.
Yesterday, we reported that the 74 new coronavirus cases recorded in Lagos on Wednesday are the highest to be reported in any Nigerian state within 24 hours.
The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, who made this known, added that the total number of infections in Nigeria has risen to 873. The NCDC also noted that Lagos has the highest number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in the country.
See NCDC’s tweet below.
#COVID19LAGOS update as at 22nd of April, 2020
*️⃣74 new #COVID19 cases confirmed in Lagos on the 22nd of April, 2020
*️⃣Total number of confirmed #COVID19 cases in Lagos rises to 512
*️⃣Lagos recorded 2 more #COVID19 related deaths.
*️⃣Total #COVID19Lagos deaths are now 18. pic.twitter.com/kozBMsfJDE
— Prof. Akin Abayomi (@ProfAkinAbayomi) April 23, 2020
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