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Lagos discharges additional 21 coronavirus patients 

By Idowu Abdullahi,

The Lagos State Government has disclosed the discharge of twenty-one patients, after series of coronavirus tests conducted returned negative which certified them free from the virus.

It explained that the newly twenty-one discharged patients brings the total discharged cases in the state to four hundred and sixty-nine patients, adding that the former patients were treated in various isolation centres in the Lagos.

The state’s Governor, Babjide Sanwo-Olu, while confirming the discharge through a post on his social media page on Sunday, revealed that the discharged patients included four females and seventeen males who are of Nigerian descent.

He revealed that Sanwo-Olu stated that three of the discharges took place at Onikan, one from First Cardiology Hospital (an accredited private Isolation facility) ten from the Lagos University Teaching Hospital (LUTH), and six at Ibeju-Lekki region of the state.

“I am happy to inform you that 21 more #COVID19 patients; 4 females and 17 males, all Nigerians have been discharged from our isolation facilities to reunite with the society.

With this, the total number of cases successfully managed and discharged from isolation facilities has risen to 469,” he wrote.

He further urged Lagosians to maintain personal hygiene, endeavor to use face masks when outdoor and  observe strict adherence to social distancing directives by the state government.

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