6th Coronavirus Death Recorded In Lagos
Another patient has died in Lagos from coronavirus-related complications, the government has announced.
The Lagos State Commissioner for Health, Akin Abayomi, announced on Tuesday, April 14, 2020, that the deceased was a 56-year-old Nigerians who recently returned from the United States.
He’s the sixth coronavirus-related death recorded in Lagos State.
Lagos is the epicentre of the coronavirus outbreak in Nigeria. The country’s commercial capital has recorded 189 cases, over half of the country’s total.
*️⃣Total number of #COVID19 patients that have recovered and discharged are now 61.
*️⃣A 56 year old Nigerian🇳🇬; male who recently returned from the United States has died of #COVID19 related complication. This brings the total number of #COVID19 related deaths in Lagos to 6.
— Prof. Akin Abayomi (@ProfAkinAbayomi) April 14, 2020
As of April 13, Nigeria has recorded 343 coronavirus cases in 19 states and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Abuja.
91 people have recovered from the virus and been discharged. 61 of them were released in Lagos.
A total of 11 people have now died from coronavirus-related complications in the country.
President Muhammadu Buhari has extended an initial lockdown in Lagos, Ogun, and the FCT by an additional 14 days.
During a national address on Monday, he expressed concerns that despite the nation’s best efforts, coronavirus cases have doubled since the lockdown was initiated especially in both Lagos and the FCT; extending the lockdown till April 27.