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COVID-19: Lagos discharges 37 more recovered patients



THIRTY seven more recovered COVID-19 patients were on Sunday, discharged by the Lagos State Government.

  The state governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu said they were discharged after testing negative to the virus.

  While giving a breakdown of the figure, he said they are 15 females and 22 males including six foreign nationals.

  Of that number, eight of the patients are from the Isolation Centre at Agidingbi, seven from Onikan, and another seven from the Mainland Infectious Disease Hospital, Yaba.

  A patient was discharged from Gbagada, two from the First Cardiology and 12 from the Lagos University Teaching Hospital (LUTH) Isolation Centre.

  With the newly-recovered persons, Lagos State has now successfully treated and discharged 2,216 of the confirmed cases, according to the Commissioner for Health in the state, Professor Akin Abayomi.

  As of Saturday, August 1, 2020, Lagos is Nigeria’s COVID-19 epicentre having recorded 15,186 cases with 12,846 persons still on admission.

  Of the number, 192 have died, according to the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC).

  On Saturday when Nigeria confirmed 386 more cases of the novel coronavirus, bringing its total infections to 43, 537, Lagos had 65 infections.

  The NCDC noted that four more persons have died from the virus as recovery numbers hit 20,087.

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