JUST IN: Lagos discharges 5 more COVID-19 patients including a 10 year old girl.
Lagos state governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu today announced that five more COVID-19 patients including a 10 year old girl have been discharged from the infectious disease hospital (IDH) where they were isolated and treated to full recovery.
With these new discharges, the total number of COVID-19 patients who have regained their heath in Lagos is now 29.
He disclosed this in a series of tweets via his verified Twitter handle this evening:
“Dear Lagosians, yesterday I announced the discharge of one more patient from our Infectious Disease Hospital, Yaba. Today, I am happy to inform you that five more patients comprising two males and three females including a 10 year old girl have tested negative twice to #COVID19.
These 5 patients have been discharged to reunite with their families. This brings to a total of 29, the number of patients who have fully recovered and have been discharged from our facility at Yaba.
Although, there is a strong indication that the State is winning the battle against #COVID19, it is imperative that we remain steadfast to curtail the spread. I strongly advise that we continue to observe #Social_Distancing.
Let us #StayHomeStaySafe to #SaveLives
I want to also use this opportunity to advise Lagosians against stigmatizing the discharged patients. We need to do all we can to support them to get over the experience as soon as possible.
Once again, I wish to thank our frontline health workers, members of the Lagos State Health Family and the Emergency Operation Centre for all their hardwork. You all have been nothing short of amazing.
Together, we will beat COVID-19″. He tweeted.
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