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India returnee, 36-year-old woman die from COVID-19 in Lagos

India returnee, 36-year-old woman die from COVID-19 in Lagos
April 21
10:30 2020

Akin Abayomi, commissioner of health in Lagos, has announced two deaths from COVID-19 in the state.

Abayomi, who broke the news via Twitter on Tuesday, said the deceased, a male and a female, were aged 45 and 36 respectively.

He said one of the victims, the female, had a serious underlying health issue and had no travel history or contact with any COVID-19 case.

The number of deaths from COVID-19 in the state now stands at 16.

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Since the state did not record a new case on Monday, the total confirmed cases are still 379 while 98 patients have recovered from the disease.

“No new case of COVID–19 was confirmed in Lag0s on 20th April, 2020,” he said.

“However, #COVID19 related deaths were recorded in Lagos. One of the deceased was a 45 years old Nigerian; a male who returned from India in January, 2020.

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“The second death involved a 36-year-old Nigerian; female with a severe underlying health condition. She had no history of travel or contact with any #COVID19 confirmed case.

“Total number of #COVID19 related deaths in Lagos now stands at 16

“I urge you all to remain vigilant and report any concern about #COVID19 infection in our communities by calling Telephone receiver08000CORONA

“Together we can defeat #COVID19.”

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During a media briefing on Monday, the commissioner said COVID-19 is now circulating within communities in the state.

He said the testing capacity in the state is increasing and that efforts are being made to scale that up in the coming week as the state embarks on active case search within the communities.

He said the state expects to see a rise in the number of COVID-19 cases, but expressed optimism that preventive measures in place would contain the spread of the disease.

Babajide Sanwo-Olu, governor of the state, also announced that the state would enforce compulsory wearing of face masks as from next week.

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