56-year-old dies of Coronavirus in Lagos

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The Lagos State government has confirmed that a 56-year-old man has died of coronavirus in the state.

The Commissioner for Health, Prof. Akin Abayomi, made this known on Tuesday.

He said the patient had visited the United States.

“A 56-year-old Nigerian who recently returned from the United States has died of coronavirus-related complications. This brings the total number of #COVID19 related deaths in Lagos to six,” the commissioner said.

He added 61 patients have recovered and discharged in the state.

Abayomi said, “13 new cases of COVID-19 infection confirmed. The total number of confirmed cases in Lagos is now 192. The total number of #COVID19 patients that have recovered and discharged is now 61.”

While urging residents in the state to obey social distancing directive, he said, “I urge Lagos residents to remain on alert across communities and obey instructions aimed at containing the spread of #COVID-19 infection.”

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