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Lagos discharges 31 as NCDC confirms 313 new COVID-19 cases

Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos State

* Nigeria’s total infections rise to 7, 839

Alexander Davis | ConsumerConnect

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) says the number of Coronavirus cases has risen further with 313 cases, as the relevant authorities intensify efforts at flattening the curve of the fatal pandemic in the country.

According to the NCDC, the fresh COVID-19 cases released in a tweet via its verified Twitter handle at @NCDCgov in the night of Sunday, May 24 put the country’s total infections at 7,389 out of which 2,263 have been discharged with 226 losing their lives thus far.

The NCDC stated that the cases were spread across 12 states and Abuja, FCT, with Lagos accounting for the highest number of infections for the day with 148 cases in the latest Coronavirus cases update.

Of the total 313 new cases of #COVID19, 148-Lagos, 36-FCT, 27-Rivers, 19-Edo, 13-Kano, 12-Ogun, 11-Ebonyi, 8-Nasarawa, 8-Delta, 7-Oyo, 6-Plateau, 5-Kaduna, 4-Kwara, 3-Akwa Ibom, 3-Bayelsa, 2-Niger and  1-Anambra, with 2263 discharged patients and

226 deaths.

Meanwhile, the Lagos State Government (LASG) has discharged 31 more COVID-19 patients after a successful treatment.

The Lagos State Ministry of Health confirmed this development in a tweet via its official handle Sunday.

Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu, Lagos State Governor, also confirmed the development in a brief social media statement.

Governor Sanwo-Olu said in his statement read:  “Good people of Lagos, I have more great news from our isolation facilities.

“Today, 31 fully recovered COVID19Lagos patients; 12 females and 19 males, all Nigerians were discharged to join the society.

“The patients; 1 from the Mainland Infectious Disease Hospital, Yaba, 13 from Onikan, 11 from Gbagada, 5 from Agidingbi and 1 from Lagos University Teaching Hospital (LUTH) Isolation Centres were discharged having fully recovered and tested negative to COVID19.”

According to him, with this, the number of patients successfully managed and discharged from our Isolation facilities has increased to 738 in the state.

“The discharge of #COVID19 patients is encouraging and we thank our front line health workers for the remarkable progress we have made,” Sanwo-Olu stated.

Meanwhile, the governor has urged all Lagosians and Nigerians not to relent in the continued fight against the devastating pandemic.

He urged that everyone must continue to practise hand hygiene, wear a mask and observe physical distancing when outside.

Sanwo-Olu stressed: “If we continue to do the right things and obey the stipulated public health safety guidelines, the chain of #COVID19 transmission can be broken in our state.”

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