By Monsuru Olowoopejo
Ten additional coronavirus pandemic patients have been discharged from isolation centers in Lagos State by the Government after separate tests indicated that they have recovered from the virus.
Of the 10 patients discharged on Friday from the isolation facilities at Infectious Disease Hospital (IDH) Yaba and Onikan center to reunite with their families, three were females and seven males including three foreign nationals, two Indians and one Filipino
Confirming the cases discharged, the State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, in a statement made available to our correspondent, disclosed that three of the patients were managed at the IDH in Yaba while seven others recovered after spending their time at Onikan Isolation Centre, Lagos Island.
Sanwo-Olu added that the patients were certified by medical experts to have fully recovered and tested negative for COVID-19 in two consecutive test readings.
According to him, with this number of patients discharged today, the total number of cases successfully managed and discharged from our isolation facilities has risen to 117.
“What this shows is that as the number of confirmed cases rises, we are also maintaining a significant discharge rate of our active cases which unequivocally shows that our medical interventions and management of the cases are working.
“While I am encouraged by the support we have received so far from the good citizens of the State in the battle against #COVID19, I urge you all not to relent, keep faith with us trusting that this war is a must-win.
“Remember to practie hand hyiene, join our #MaskUpLagos campaign by using a facemask especially when outdoor and do not forget to observe strictly the Social Distancing principle”, the governor added.