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Edo, Lagos, Nasarawa discharge 37 patients

From Linus Oota, Lafia and Augustine Okezie, Katsina

Edo, Lagos and Nasarawa states on Thursday discharged 37 COVID-19 patients after they had tested negative twice.

A breakdown of the figure shows that Edo discharged 20 patients, Lagos 13 and Nasarawa four.

Edo State Governor Godwin Obaseki announced the discharge of the 20 confirmed Coronavirus patients via his official Twitter handle.

He said the patients were discharged after they tested negative twice.

“We have discharged 20 persons from our #COVID-19 isolation facilities: 17 are from Stella Obasanjo Hospital; one from University of Benin Teaching Hospital (UBTH) and two from Irrua Specialist Hospital,” he twitted.

“A patient, who reported late for treatment, was lost to the virus,” he governor added.

In Lagos State, Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu announced the discharge of the 13 patients in a statement to the residents.

He said: “Good people of Lagos, today (Thursday), 13 more COVID-19 patients, comprising 11 males and two females, all Nigerians, have been discharged from our Yaba and Lagos University Teaching Hospital (LUTH) isolation facilities to reunite with the society.

“The patients, four from the Mainland Infectious Disease Hospital, Yaba and nine from LUTH isolation centres were discharged, having fully recovered and tested negative to COVID-19 in two consecutive readings.

“With this, the number of #COVID19 confirmed cases that have been successfully managed and discharged in Lagos is now 541.”

Nasarawa State government announced the discharge of the four patients through Health Commissioner Ahmed Baba Yahaya.

The commissioner said the discharged patients were among the initial 25 cases before the state recorded three additional cases, bringing the index cases to 24.

Also, Emir of Daura, Alhaji Farouk Umar Farouk, was discharged on Thursday from the Intensive Care Unit of the Federal Medical Centre (FMC) in Katsina, after spending nine days in the facility.

He was hospitalised on May 5, 2020, due to an undisclosed ailment.

It was learnt that the outbreak of Coronavirus his palace prompted the state government to take serious measures, including locking down the palace, to check the spread of the deadly virus.

The Nation had reported the improved health condition of the Emir and predicted his imminent discharge from the hospital.


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