By Martins Ifijeh
The Lagos State Government has discharged 31 additional COVID-19 patients from its isolation centres, bringing to 738 the total number of successfully treated patients in the state.
Announcing this Sunday, the Incident Commander on COVID-19 in Lagos State, Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu, said the recovered patients were 12 females and 19 males, and that they were all Nigerians.
He said: “13 of the patients where discharged from the Onikan Isolation Centre, 11 from Gbagada General Hospital, five from Agidingbi Isolation Centre, one each from the Mainland Infectious Disease Hospital, Yaba and the Lagos University Teaching Hospital (LUTH).
“With this, the number of patients successfully managed and discharged from our Isolation facilities has risen to 738.
“The discharge of COVID-19 patients is encouraging and we thank our front line health workers for the remarkable progress we have made.”
He urged residents not to relent in the battle against the pandemic, adding that they must continue to practice hand hygiene, wear masks and observe physically distancing when outdoor.
“If we continue to do the right things and obey the stipulated public health safety guidelines, the chain of COVID-19 transmission can be broken in our state,” he said.