FLASH: A 38 year old nursing mother dies of coronavirus in Lagos.

3 weeks ago, a 38 year old lady delivered a baby at Alimosho General Hospital.

She developed womb infection 5days ago and was transferred to LASUTH ikeja 3days ago.

She tested positive for Coronavirus. That patient died today.

Over 2,000people have been exposed in Alimosho alone.

A 38 year old nursing mother dies of coronavirus in Lagos
A 38 year old nursing mother dies of coronavirus in Lagos.

There was suspicion of Coronavirus when the patient was moved to LASUTH- so the hospital took safe precautions and tested her quickly. She died today sadly from the infection.

The part of the emergency room in LASUTH where she was, would be fumigated and shut down for 48 hours.

Doctors and nurses who came in contact with her are to self-isolate for a week and be tested if they become unwell or develop worrying symptoms.

But the big worry here is that in the last 14days, this woman has been to two major Lagos hospitals- one in Ikeja and one in Alimosho.

From what I understand, more than 2,000 people in Alimosho are now being traced as possible exposure to the virus through this event.

So we really have a long way to go, And Lagos has a lot of work to do.

Please kindly stay at home,

And avoid all unnecessary movements outside.

Nothing was said about travel history. And nothing was said about contact with anyone who returned from abroad.

So I cannot comment on that.

In the absence of that though, that will suggest we now have community transmission and that further means, we all have to stay alert.

Dont forget Lagos is the epicentre of COVID-19 in Nigeria with over 150 cases.

Source: Dr Olufunmilayo


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