UPDATE: Lagos Records 3 new deaths from COVID-19

Lagos Records 3 new deaths from COVID-19

Lagos State has recorded three new deaths from coronavirus-related complications, bringing the total number of fatalities in the state to 10.

Lagos Commissioner for Health, Professor Akin Abayomi, made this known via his Twitter handle on Thursday.

According to him, the deceased are three males, who are 51, 52 and 62 years old.

He said,

“Unfortunately, Lagos recorded three additional deaths from #COVID-19 related complications. The deceased are males aged 51, 52 and 62.

“One of the dead; a medical doctor had contact with an infected person who recently returned to the country.

“Other victims have no travel history or record of contact with an infected person. Total #COVID-19 related deaths are now 10. I hereby urge Lagosians to remain vigilant and report any concern about #COVID-19 infection in our communities.”

With the three new cases, the total COVID-19 deaths recorded in Nigeria has increased to 15.

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control as of 11:20 pm on Wednesday said Nigeria had recorded 12 fatalities from the coronavirus.

This was after announcing that two new COVID-19 deaths were recorded on Wednesday without mentioning the state.

However, on the website of the NCDC, it had updated the number of deaths recorded in Lagos to seven, reflecting the two new deaths recorded on Wednesday.

The table, which was updated before the Lagos State announcement, read that of the initial 12 cases, seven were recorded in Lagos, two in the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja, and one each in Edo, Katsina and Delta States.

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