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Covid-19: Lagos, Edo discharge 93 recovered patients

Lagos and Edo states, Friday, discharged a combined total of 93 Coronavirus disease (Covid-19) patients who had fully recovered from the illness at the states’ various treatment and isolation centres.

Abeyanews also gathered that the country registred 600 new cases of Covid-19 for Friday, with total confirmed cases reaching 35,454 and 14,633 discharged from all treatment centres across Nigeria.

In Lagos, the state governor, Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu, in his situation breifing at his office in Marina, said 42 persons were discharged after recovery from the virus, including 10 foreign nationals.

“Today, 42 #COVID19Lagos patients; 17 females and 25 males including 10 foreign nationals were discharged from our Isolation facilities to reunite with the society.

“The patients; 8 from Gbagada, 5 from Agidingbi, 15 from Eti-Osa (LandMark) 6 from Onikan and 8 from LUTH Isolation Centres were discharged after full recovery and testing negative to COVID19.

In Edo, 51 persons were allowed to reunite with their families after full recovery from the virus, even as the state recorded two fatalities with confirmed cases reaching 1, 874.

The 51 patients who all tested negative for the virus were cleared to leave the state’s isolation centres.

State Commissioner for Health, Dr. Patrick Okundia, who disclosed this to journalists in Benin City, Friday, said the state has recorded 24 new confirmed cases and two more COVID-19-related deaths, adding that while 13 cases were confirmed at the Irrua Specialist Hospital (ISTH) laboratory, the remaining 11 were tested at the University of Benin Teaching Hospital (UBTH) laboratory.

Decrying the alarming spate of community spread of the virus, the commissioner urged residents to support the government’s efforts at containing the pandemic by complying with all guidelines against the spread of the virus.

According to him, “Edo State has now recorded a total of 1874 confirmed cases, 8049 suspected cases, 1150 discharged persons and 62 deaths.”

Okundia, however reassured residents that the Governor Godwin Obaseki-led state government remains committed to containing the pandemic across all communities in the state and protecting Edo people.

The commissioner further warned against the submission of wrong information, including names, addresses and phone contacts, by residents during sample collection for testing, adding that it was threatening the government’s efforts to contain the pandemic and ensure the health and well-being of the people.

Okundia said there was no need for people to resist testing for COVID-19 or give fake information during the exercise as early detection and treatment increase one’s chances of survival.

“We urge you to comply with all government directives, aimed at ensuring the health and safety of all residents. Stay at home and observe social distancing and other precautionary measures against the spread of the disease, including regular hand washing with soap under running water, and use alcohol-based hand sanitisers. Cover your mouth and nose properly when sneezing and/or coughing,” the commissioner added.

Meanwhile, the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, Friday, recorded 600 new cases of the virus, just as the agency  had now registered 772 deaths in the country from Covid-19.

A breakdown of the Friday’s figures show; Lagos-129, FCT-118, Oyo-87, Kano-55, Benue-42, Enugu-35

Kwara-28, Imo-16, Ogun-13, Kaduna-12, Ondo-12, Delta-11, Edo-11, Plateau-8, Nasarawa-6, Ekiti-6

Niger-6, Borno-4, Abia-4, and Gombe-3.

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