48 COVID-19 Patients Discharged In Lagos
Forty-eight more Coronavirus patients have been discharged in Lagos State, after recovering from the virus.
The state governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, announced this on Thursday evening.
“I’m pleased to announce to you the discharge of 48 more patients; 32 males and 16 females, all Nigerians who were discharged from our Yaba, Lekki, Onikan and Lagos University Teaching Hospital (LUTH) isolation facilities to reunite with the society,” the governor tweeted.
According to him, 28 of the patients were discharged from the Mainland Infectious Disease Hospital, Yaba; six were from Lekki, one was from the Onikan centre and 13 from the LUTH Isolation Centres.
Sanwo-Olu said they were discharged “having fully recovered and tested negative to #COVID19 in two consecutive readings”.
“Therefore, I’m pleased to announce to you the discharge of 48 more patients; 32 males and 16 females, all Nigerians who were discharged from our Yaba, Lekki, Onikan and Lagos University Teaching Hospital (LUTH) isolation facilities to reunite with the society.
— Babajide Sanwo-Olu (@jidesanwoolu) May 7, 2020,” he tweeted.
Lagos is the epicentre of the pandemic in the country, and accounts for 1,491 of total cases.
Announcing the latest development, which takes the total number of discharged patients in the state to 406, the governor called for focus.
“We will continue to celebrate and acknowledge our wins, as well as reflect on our losses. These will help us stay on course, prevent us from being distracted, help us stay focused as we face this pandemic head on,” he said.
“Though we have been recording recovered patients, we need to also be careful, remain guarded, and show commitment and cooperation with authorities as we are all in this together. Our wins are your wins, our losses, your losses.”