Sixteen patients undergoing treatment for novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Lagos have been discharged.
The Commissioner for Health in the state, Prof. Akin Abayomi disclosed this in a series of tweets on Thursday afternoon.
He said this brings the total number of patients discharged from the various isolation centres in the state to 85.
Also, the commissioner said that the state also recorded 18 new confirmed cases of COVID-19, bringing the total confirmed cases to 235.
He wrote, “COVID19Lagos update as at 15th April, 2020
“18 new cases of #COVID19 Infection were confirmed in Lagos on 15th of April, 2020. The new confirmation brings total number of COVID19Lagos cases to 235.
“The cheering news however is that 16 fully recovered #COVID19 patients have been discharged following further screening that confirmed their status negative.
“Total number of discharged #COVID19 patients in Lagos are now 85.
“Unfortunately, Lagos recorded 3 additional deaths from #COVID19 related complications. The deceased are males aged 51, 52 and 62.
“One of the dead; a medical doctor had contact with an infected person who recently returned to the country.
“Other victims have no travel history or record of contact with any infected person.
“Total #COVID19 related deaths are now 10
“I hereby urge Lagosians to remain vigilant and report any concern about #COVID19 infection in our communities by calling 08000CORONA.”