Eighty-seven patients undergoing treatment for coronavirus at isolation centres in Lagos State are discharged.
The Lagos State Ministry of Health made this known during a series of tweets on Wednesday.
It said the patients were discharged after testing negative twice for the virus.
Reports came that those discharged comprised 40 females and 47 males.
The LSMOH said, “87 #COVID-19 Lagos patients: 40 females and 47 males – all Nigerians are discharged from our Isolation facilities to reunite with the society
“The patients; 26 from Mainland communicable disease Hospital, Yaba, 24 from Onikan, 12 from Eti-Osa (LandMark),11 from Agidingbi, nine from Gbagada and five LUTH Isolation Centres were discharged having fully recovered and tested negative to COVID-19.”
Meanwhile, five patients have died of coronavirus-related complications in Lagos, bringing the entire number of COVID-19 deaths within the state to 47.
The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control made this known via its Situation Report 88 published on Wednesday.
According to the report, seven other states recorded 11 COVID-19 deaths within the last 24 hours.
read, “276 confirmed cases were reported within the last 24 hours in 15 states – Lagos (161), Rivers (36), Edo(27), Kaduna (19), Nasarawa (10), Oyo (six), Kano (four), Delta (three), Ebonyi (three), Gombe (two), Abia (one), Bauchi (one), Borno (one), Ogun (one) and Ondo (one).
A breakdown of COVID-19 cases in Nigeria as of May 26, 2020 (Source: NCDC)
“No new state recorded a confirmed COVID-19 case within the last 24 hours.
“The total number of states including FCT that have reported a minimum of one confirmed case in Nigeria remains 35 (34 states + FCT).
“74 cases were discharged within the last 24 hours in five (5) states – Bauchi (38), Plateau (16), Kaduna (12), Ogun (6) and Anambra (two).
“16 deaths were recorded within the last 24 hours in eight states – Lagos (five), Bauchi (two), Edo (two), Oyo (two), Rivers (two), Anambra (one), Kaduna (one) and Ondo (one).
Data obtained from the report showed that Nigeria has recorded a complete of 249 COVID-19 fatalities, 8,344 confirmed cases.