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Just In: 22 patients become coronavirus free in Lagos

By Monsuru Olowoopejo
Twenty-four hours after commissioning a 118-bed space coronavirus isolation center, Lagos State Government has discharged 22 patients after recovering from the virus, increasing number of patients released to 247.
Of the 22 patients approved by the State Government to reunite with their families, eight were female Nigerians while the rest are 14 males managed at different isolation centers in the state.
Confirming their discharge from isolation centers, the State ministry of Health, in a statement on its official social media handle on Saturday, hinted that the patients were allowed to leave after recovering from COVID-19.
It said: “The 22 more COVID-19 patients discharged today include eight females and 14 males who are all Nigerians from our Isolation facilities at Infectious Disease Hospital (IDH) in Yaba, Lagos University Teaching Hospital (LUTH), idiaraba and Lekki isolation center, to reunite with the society”.
“Out of the 22 patients; 19 were managed at LUTH, two from IDH in Yaba and one from our Isolation Centre at Lekki have fully recovered and tested negative twice consecutively to COVID-19”, the ministry added.
It further explained that recovery of the 22 additional patient has increased number of patients successfully managed and discharged in Lagos to 247.

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