By Oluwafunke Ishola
Lagos – The Lagos State Commissioner for Health, Prof. Akin Abayomi, on Thursday announced two more deaths from COVID-19 infection, saying that the number of confirmed cases in the state had increased to 1,324.
However, Abayomi, who made the disclosure on his Twitter account, did not provide additional information on the age, sex, nationality and medical history of the dead persons.
“Lagos recorded two more #COVID-19 related deaths, bringing total deaths associated to COVID-19 in Lagos to 33.”
The commissioner recalled that the state had on May 6, recorded 82 new cases of COVID-19 infections, which brought the number of confirmed cases to 1,324.
According to him, about 37 additional patients have fully recovered, while 19 females and 18 males, including an Indian have been discharged.
“The total number of COVID- 19 patients discharged in Lagos State is now 358,” he said.
The commissioner appealed to Lagos residents to adhere strictly to directives, aimed at preventing further transmission of the virus in the state.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the state has 915 active cases with two patients evacuated and 16 transferred to Ogun and Ondo States.
Data from the Africa Region of the World Health Organisation show that there are 51, 239 confirmed cases of COVID-19 with 2,006 deaths recorded across Africa.