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Lagos Discharges 48 COVID-19 Patients After Test Negative

BY MARY KUYE

Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos State on Thursday confirmed the discharged of 48 coronavirus patients after they were tested negative twice.

According to Sanwo-Olu, those discharged from Yaba, Lekki, Onikan and Lagos University Teaching Hospital (LUTH) isolation facilities were 32 males and 16 females and are all Nigerians.

He explained that 28  patients were from the Mainland Infectious Disease Hospital,  6 from Yaba, one from Lekki, one from Onikan and 13 from LUTH Isolation Centres.

”They were discharged having fully recovered and tested negative to COVID-19 in two consecutive readings,” he said

His words: “I’m pleased to announce to you the discharge of 48 more patients; 32 male and 16 female, all Nigerians who were discharged from our Yaba, Lekki, Onikan and Lagos University Teaching Hospital (LUTH) isolation facilities to reunite with the society.

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“The patients, 28 from the Mainland Infectious Disease Hospital, Yaba, 6 from Lekki, 1 from Onikan and 13 from LUTH Isolation Centres were discharged, having fully recovered and tested negative to #COVID19 in two consecutive readings.

“With this new development, the number of #COVID-19 confirmed cases that have been successfully managed and discharged in Lagos stands at 406.”

Sanwo-Olu added: “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.

“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.”

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