BREAKING: Lagos, Edo report COVID-19 deaths as Nigeria’s toll surges past 200

BREAKING: Lagos, Edo report COVID-19 deaths as Nigeria’s toll surges past 200

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control has announced two COVID-19-related deaths in Lagos and Edo states.

The two states had recorded one COVID-19-related  fatality each, NCDC said.

Body of the 55-year-old renal patient being evacuated from LUTH by COVID-19 emergency officials on Friday.
Body of the 55-year-old renal patient being evacuated from LUTH by COVID-19 emergency officials on Friday.

The agency revealed this in its update on Friday night, via its verified Twitter handle @NCDCgov.

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When asked for comment about the death, the Chief Medical Director of LUTH, Prof. Chris Bode, had told our correspondent that only the Lagos State Commissioner of Health, Prof. Akin Abayomi, could provide the answer.

The commissioner did not respond to our correspondent’s sms, nor did he answer his phone calls.

A LUTH source told our correspondent that the patient, a 55-year-old male, had withheld the truth about his COVID-19 status, and had only revealed it shortly before he died on Friday.

The source said the patient tested positive to COVID-19 after a postmortem PRC test showed that he had the viral disease.

The patient had presented at LUTH with severe health conditions that included ‘malaise’ and ‘lupus’ on Thursday evening, having returned to Nigeria two weeks before his visit to LUTH on Thursday.

Our source said the man developed complications during treatment, and had died not long after he revealed his hitherto concealed COVID-19 status.

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The NCDC had yet to respond to a tweet by our correspondent asking if the Lagos COVID-19 death was that of the LUTH patient.

Meanwhile, Nigeria’s confirmed cases of coronavirus infections have jumped to 210, NCDC stated.

See the tweet:

 

BREAKING: Lagos, Edo report COVID-19 deaths as Nigeria’s toll surges past 200 1
NCDC

@NCDCgov

 

Twenty new cases of Coronavirus have been reported in Nigeria; 11 in Lagos, 3 in the FCT, 3 in Edo, 2 in Osun & 1 in Ondo

Two new deaths have been recorded in Lagos and Edo State

As at 10:30 pm 3rd April there are 210 confirmed cases of CONVID19 reported in Nigeria.

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