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Six more patients recover from coronavirus in Lagos, set to be discharged

Valentine Chinyem

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Six patients being treated for the deadly coronavirus will be discharged by the Infectious Diseases Hospital, Lagos.

This is following their recovery.

Tunde Ajayi, special assistant to the Lagos state governor on health, disclosed this on twitter on Thursday afternoon.

He wrote: “Six of our #COVID19 inpatients have recovered and will be discharged soon. There is something Lagos is doing right. Lagos takes the lead.”

On Wednesday, the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) announced via its Twitter handle that the number of confirmed cases is now 51.

With one case recorded in Rivers state, while Lagos and Abuja recorded two new cases each.

The centre said three of the new cases are returning travellers while two are close contacts of an infected person.

Coronavirus is said to be in eight states and the federal capital territory (FCT). While Lagos has the highest number with 32, FCT follows with 10 and Ogun, three. Ekiti, Oyo, Edo, Bauchi, Osun, and Rivers have one case each.

However, two patients had earlier recovered from the disease in Lagos. one Italian and a Nigerian. While the country recorded its first death in Abuja on Monday.