GOODNEWS: 6 patients being treated for COVID-19 have recovered and will be discharged soon.
Six patients being treated for the coronavirus have recovered and will soon be discharged by the Infectious Diseases Hospital, Lagos.
Prof Akin Abayomi, Lagos State Commissioner for Health disclosed this on a Radio chat with Naijafm on Thursday afternoon.
During the chat, he said: “Six of our COVID-19 inpatients have recovered and will be discharged soon.
The total number of those who have recovered is now eight, up from two.
On Wednesday, the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) announced via its Twitter handle that the number of confirmed cases is now 51.
It said one of those infected is in Rivers state, and that Lagos and Abuja recorded two new cases each.
The centre said three of the new cases are returning travellers while two are close contacts of an infected person.
Coronavirus is in eight states and the federal capital territory (FCT). While Lagos has the highest number with 32 (epicenter), FCT follows with 10 and Ogun, three. Ekiti, Oyo, Edo, Bauchi, Osun, and Rivers have one case each.
Nigeria recorded its first casualty from the virus on Monday.
Meanwhile,the death toll from the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic in the African continent has reached 72 as confirmed positive cases surpassed 2,746 as of Thursday, the Africa Centre for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC) revealed.
The Africa CDC, specialised agency of the 55-member African Union (AU), in its latest situation update, revealed 16 African countries have so far reported 72 deaths due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
According to the Africa CDC, the coronavirus-affected African countries include South Africa with 709 cases, Egypt with 456, Algeria with 302 and Morocco with 225 cases.
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