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Lagos Confirms First COVID-19 Related Death

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The Lagos State Government has confirmed the death of a Coronavirus patient in the state on Saturday.

The Commissioner of Health in the state, Prof. Akin Abayomi, noted that the deceased was a 55-year-old who recently returned from Holland.

Prof. Abayomi who took to Twitter stated that the deceased had underlying ailments like Diabetics and kidney-related issues.

The Commissioner wrote: “I regret to announce the first #COVID19 related death in Lagos state.”

“The deceased was a 55-year-old Nigerian; a male who lived in Holland but returned to Lagos 2 weeks ago. He had a kidney transplant 7 years ago and is also diabetic.”

“He was on strong immune suppression drugs for the kidney transplant. He was admitted on the night of April 2nd, 2020 on the presumption of complications from the kidney transplant.”

“He did not provide a full account of his travel history or medical circumstances to the attending doctors in keeping with the global trend and to enable guided treatment for #COVID19 related vulnerability due to severe underlying ill health.”

Recall that Naija News reported that the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control on Friday confirmed two COVID-19 related deaths in the country.

NCDC had disclosed that the deaths were recorded in Edo and Lagos State.



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