As the battle against the novel Coronavirus wears on, an official of the Lagos State Ministry of Health has said that the state has recorded another death from the pandemic.
Expressing his sadness over the development, the Lagos State Commissioner for Health, Prof Akin Abayomi, said the deceased is one of the Nigerians evacuated from Dubai by the Federal Government.
Prof Abayomi said the 32-year-old male patient returned from Dubai with a severe underlying health condition and died from COVID-19 infection on Monday.
The death of the returnee puts the total fatality figure in Lagos State at 34, even as there are fears of a rise in the figure following the violation of government directives by the State and Federal Governments.
The health commissioner, while giving the updates of COVID-19 in the state, said 88 new cases of COVID-19 Infection were confirmed in Lagos and the total number of confirmed cases is now 1949.
Additional 33 COVID-19 patients; 9 females & 24 males have been discharged following full recovery. Total number of discharged COVID-19 patients in Lagos now stands at 502.
Another COVID-19 infection-related death involving 32-year-old male has been recorded.
The deceased recently returned from Dubai with severe underlying health condition, following evacuation of Nigerians in foreign countries by @DigiCommsNG.
As of Monday, Lagos had 1949 confirmed cases of coronavirus, 1395 active, 502 discharged and 34 deaths.
Despite the level of efforts by the Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu led government to rid the state of the deadly virus, Lagos State still remains the epicentre of the disease in Nigeria. This, according to some Nigeria, owes to the population of the residents and their inability to abide by the government’s safety directives.
Prof Abayomi, however, urged Lagosians to remain committed to the rules guiding COVID-19 infection prevention despite the easing of lockdown in the state.
He appealed to Lagos residents to report all COVID-19 related issues to the ministry through the toll-free line; 08000CORONA – 08000267662.