Lagos recorded its bleakest day in the fight against the COVID19 novel coronavirus as it recorded its highest number of fresh cases yet at 378.
This high figure lends to the fear that there are indeed more COVID19 novel coronavirus cases among the population than reported.
The large figure from Lagos coincides with the record of the highest number of fresh tests yet nationwide of 2,099.
So far 60,825 tests have been conducted across the country.
With these new COVID19 cases, Lagos now has 4,755 confirmed COVID19 cases, 3,939 of which are active with 50 deaths.
Across the nation, the Nigerian Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) reports that there are 553 new confirmed cases and 12 deaths in the past 24 hours.
No new state reported an index case.
Till date, 9855 cases have been confirmed nationwide, 2856 cases of which have been discharged with 273 deaths recorded in 35 states and the Federal Capital Territory
Of the 553 new cases are reported from 15 states, the breakdown is as follows – Lagos (378), FCT (52), Delta (23), Edo (22), Rivers (14), Ogun (13), Kaduna (12), Kano (9), Borno (7), Katsina (6), Jigawa (5), Oyo (5), Yobe (3), Plateau (3), Osun (1)
In an earlier development, the Lagos State Government has announced the recovery and discharge of 21 more coronavirus patients, who tested negative twice to the virus.
Gov. Babajide Sanwo-Olu said in a statement on Saturday that the figure brings to a total of 875 confirmed cases so far discharged from the isolation centres in the state.
“Good people of Lagos, 21 COVID-19 Lagos patients – six females and 15 males – including a foreign national have been discharged from our isolation facilities to reunite with the society.
“The patients – six from the Mainland infectious disease hospital, Yaba, 11 from Onikan, three from Agidingbi and one from Gbagada isolation centres – were discharged today having fully recovered and tested negative to COVID-19.
“This brings to 875, the number of COVID-19 confirmed cases that have been successfully managed and discharged in Lagos,’’ Sanwo-Olu said. (NAN)