By Dare Ojelade and Blessing Williams, Lagos
Three more Coronavirus patients have died in Lagos, The Gazelle News.com can report.
The news of the death was broken by the state Commissioner for Health, Professor Akin Abayomi on Saturday, 18 April, 2020 through his verified twitter handle.
According to him, the number of the death in the state arising from the virus infection has risen to 13.
The deceased, according to the Commissioner, two males and one female. They are aged: 52, 63 and 67. Two of the dead have underlying health issues. While the two males had no travel history or record with of contact with any infected person, the female was suspected to have had contact with an infected person who recently returned to the country.
Here is the full tweet from the Commissioner:
*️⃣32 new #COVID19 cases were confirmed in Lagos on April 17, 2020.
*️⃣Total number of confirmed cases in Lagos now stands at 286.
*️⃣Sadly, Lagos has recorded 3 more deaths bringing total number of #COVID19 related deaths in Lagos to 13.
*️⃣The deceased are 2 males and 1 female aged 52, 63 and 67. Two of the dead had underlying health issues.
*️⃣The 2 males had no travel history or record of contact with any infected person.
@drobafemihamzat @JokeSanwoolu @SegsDr @followlasg @LagosPHCB @NigeriaGov @Chikwe_I @WHO
*️⃣The female was however suspected to have had contact with an infected person who recently returned to Nigeria.
Let’s continue to maintain #SocialDistanacing and Call 08000CORONA for any #COVID19 related issues #ForAGreaterLagos