Breaking: Lagos Discharges 11 COVID-19 Patients


Martins Ifijeh

The Lagos State Government has discharged 11 more COVID-19 patients after their viral loads returned negative.

This brings to 19 the number of discharged patients from the Infectious Disease Centre Yaba since the outbreak February 27. In total, 20 persons have now been discharged in Nigeria.

Announcing the news on his Twitter page Thursday, @jidesanwoolu, the Governor of Lagos State, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, said the 11 persons have fully recovered and have returned home to their families.

He said: “I am happy to break to you, my good people of Lagos, the news of the release today of 11 more patients from our facility in Yaba.

“They have fully recovered and have tested negative to COVID-19 and have been allowed to return home to their families.”

He said the patients include two females and nine males, adding that their results came out negative in two rounds of tests.

“I want to use this opportunity to, once again, thank our frontline health workers and other professionals for their service.

“Let me reiterate that this is not the time to relax, but to maintain our vigilance because of the community infection that we are beginning to see.”

He said at the end of the COVID-19 pandemic, the state will hoist a flag of victory.