[UPDATE] Another patient died of COVID-19 in Lagos as Africa now records 360 deaths


The Lagos state government has recorded a second death from the COVID-19 infection. 

The State Commissioner for Health, Prof. Akin Abayomi announced this on Sunday, according to a report by News Agency of Nigeria.

Prof. Abayomi who spoke via his Twitter page, stated that a 36-year-old Nigerian man died of COVID-19 infection, the second deaths to be recorded in the state.

“We lost a #COVID19 patient; a 36-year-old Nigerian, male, who died in a private facility on April 4, 2020.

“The total number of #COVID19 patients who have died are now two,” Abayomi was quoted.

He however did not disclose further information about the medical history of the patient.

Prof. Abayomi informed also that one of the state’s COVID-19 patients had been evacuated, making it two COVID-19 patients evacuated from Nigeria back to their country.

The commissioner disclosed that one COVID-19 patient was discharged on April 4, bringing the number of COVID-19 patients who had fully recovered and discharged from the state’s facility to 24.

Lagos now has 115 cases, the highest number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in the country.

Earlier, the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control on its verified Twitter page confirmed 10 new cases of COVID-19 infection in Lagos, Abuja and Edo.

It stated that of the 10 new cases, Lagos recorded six, Abuja and Edo reported two cases each, bringing total confirmed cases to 224 in the country.

“Ten new cases of #COVID19 have been reported in Nigeria: 6 in Lagos, 2 in FCT and 2 in Edo.

“As at 11:15 am 5th April there are 224 confirmed cases of #COVID19 reported in Nigeria. Twenty-seven have been discharged with five deaths,” NCDC said.

Also, the Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC) on its official Twitter handle updated that there are now 8,536 cases, 360 deaths and 710 recoveries of the COVID-19 across the African continent.

It tweeted, “#COVID19 – SURVEILLANCE UPDATE IN AFRICA: 5 APRIL 2020 – 9:00 am EAT. 50 @_AfricanUnion Member States reporting 8, 536 #COVID19 cases, 360 deaths, and 710 recoveries by region.”

(additional report was from NAN)

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