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Nigeria has confirmed another coronavirus death in Lagos


The Lagos state government has confirmed the death of another coronavirus patient, bringing the total number of deaths in the state to 19.

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) had on Friday confirmed 80 new coronavirus cases in Lagos, highest reported since the outbreak of the disease in Nigeria.


Nigeria has so far recorded 1095 cases of COVID-19, with 657 of the cases confirmed in Lagos.

“On the 24th of April 2020, 114 new confirmed cases and one new death were recorded in Nigeria,” the NCDC said.

“One new state, Zamfara, has reported a confirmed case in the last 24 hours.

“Till date, 1095 cases have been confirmed, 208 cases have been discharged and thirty-two deaths have been recorded in 27 states and the Federal Capital Territory.

“The 114 new cases are reported from nine states- Lagos (80), Gombe (21), FCT (five), Zamfara (two), Edo (two), Ogun (one), Oyo (one), Kaduna (one), Sokoto (one).”

On Friday, Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu disclosed that 10 more coronavirus patients had been discharged from isolation centres in Lagos.

119 people have so far recovered from the disease in Lagos, which is the epicentre of coronavirus in Nigeria.

Among those discharged were three foreigners – two Indians and one Filipino, according to the governor.

“Even with the number of cases rising, we are happy to celebrate our success stories because they show that a positive #COVID19 case isn’t necessarily a case of doom and gloom,” the governor tweeted.

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