Lagos confirms death of 36-year-old COVID-19 patient


Akin Abayomi, the commissioner for health in Lagos state, has confirmed the death of a 36-year-old COVID-19 patient.

The victim, a 36-year-old male, died at a private facility in Lagos on Saturday, according to the commissioner.

Two persons have now died from COVID-19 complications in Lagos, which has the highest number of confirmed cases.

The first case was a 55-year-old man who died on April 3, 2020.

While announcing 10 new cases in the country earlier on Sunday, the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) confirmed one death but did not give details.

It is unclear if the agency had referred to the Lagos patient.

From the breakdown given by Abayomi, as of 11:20 am on April 5, the state had 87 active cases, two deaths, 24 discharged.

“6 new cases of #COVID19 confirmed, bringing total confirmed cases to 115. A #COVID19 patient was discharged on 4th April, 2020. The number of #COVID19 patients who have fully recovered and discharged are now 24. We lost a #COVID19 patient; a 36-year-old Nigerian male, who died in a private facility on 4th April, 2020. Total number of #COVID19 patients who have died are now 2. One case was evacuated bringing total evacuated to 2,” he tweeted.


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