No less than seven coronavirus patients have recovered and discharged from the Infectious Disease Hospital in Lagos state. This was announced by the Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu in a series of tweets.
According to Sanwo-Olu, the patients, comprising 3 females and 4 males, have tested negative twice for the disease and have therefore reached full recovery.
This development brings the number of patients that have been discharged so far by the facility to a total of 46.
“Dear Lagosians, I bring you more good news from our Infectious Disease Hospital, Yaba. Today, 7 more patients; 3 females and 4 males were discharged to reconnect with the community after a full recovery and having tested negative twice consecutively for #COVID19
“This brings to 46, the number of patients successfully managed and discharged from our Yaba facility. So far, we have had 100% recovery from the #COVID19 cases we have admitted and managed at our isolation facilities.” The governor stated.
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I bring you more good news from our Infectious Disease Hospital, Yaba. Today, 7 more patients; 3 females and 4 males were discharged to reconnect with the community after a full recovery and having tested negative twice consecutively for #COVID19
— Babajide Sanwo-Olu (@jidesanwoolu) April 10, 2020
While breaking the news about the patients’ recovery, Sanwo-Olu went on to urge all Nigerians to remain committed in the fight against coronavirus. He advised citizens to continue to observe social distancing and good personal hygiene in line with the recommendations of health experts.
“While we celebrate our successes, let us note that #SocialDistancing is important & non-negotiable in the war against #COVID19. Stay at home, observe good personal hygiene and adhere strictly to advice from our health experts. Together, a #COVID19 free Lagos is possible,” he added.
Meanwhile, as Nairametrics reported, 288 cases have been confirmed in Nigeria so far by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) with 7 deaths and over 5000 people tested nationwide.