17 people die of COVID-19 within 48 hours in Lagos

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fewer 17 patients died of coronavirus-related complications in the last 48 hours, The PUNCH reports.

The Commissioner for Health, Prof. Akin Abayomi, made this known in a series of tweets.

On Tuesday, he announced “Nine COVID-19 related were recorded, bringing total COVID-19 related deaths in Lagos to 59.

Giving an update 24 hours after, the commissioner said, “Eight additional COVID-19 related deaths were recorded. Total COVID-19 related deaths now stand at 67.”

According to the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, Lagos has recorded 5,277 confirmed cases of COVID-19. Of these, at least 4,352 are still undergoing treatment, and 858 considered recovered.