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Lagos new COVID19 cases explode by 256, now has 4000+ confirmed cases

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The numbers are climbing precariously in Lagos as she posted 256 new COVID19 cases on Wednedsay.

According to the latest figures from the Nigerian Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), Lagos now has 4013 confirmed COVID19 cases, 3220 of which are active with 47 deaths.

So far Lagos done 17,907 tests while a total of 48,544 tests have been done nationwide.

Wednesday’s testing of 1741 persons nationwide has been the the highest done in a single day.

Across Nigeria , 389 new COVID19 cases were confirmed on Wednesday with five new deaths, while Kogi has recorded its first index case.

There are now 8733 cases across the country, while 2501 cases have been discharged with 254 deaths have been recorded in 35 states and the Federal Capital Territory.

A breakdown of the new cases across Nigeria is as follows:

Lagos (256), Katsina (23), Edo (22), Rivers (14), Kano(13), Adamawa (11), Akwa Ibom (11), Kaduna(7), Kwara (6), Nasarawa (6), Gombe (2), Plateau (2), Abia (2), Delta (2), Benue (2), Niger (2), Kogi (2), Oyo (2), Imo (1), Borno (1), Ogun (1), Anambra (1).

Meanwhile, the Lagos State Government has announced the recovery and discharge of 87 more coronavirus patients, after testing negative twice to the disease.

Lagos State Governor, Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu, said this in his verified Twitter handle on Wednesday.

Sanwo-Olu said that 825 patients had now been discharged from the isolation centres.

”Today, 87 recovered COVID-19 patients; 40 females and 47 males, were discharged to rejoin the society, having fully recovered and tested negative to COVID-19.

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”With this, the number of patients successfully managed and discharged from our facilities is now 825.

”As our frontline health workers record these successes, we urge Lagos residents to adhere strictly to the public advisories and directives, as these are the only way we can break the chain of transmission of the virus.

”We must always remember that the goal is to remain healthy,” Sanwo-Olu said.

*with agency reports

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