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Wednesday, April 29, 2020

Lagos Govt Disputes Covid-19 Casualties Announced In State By NCDC

The Lagos State Government has alleged that the total  number of casualties recorded for the state on the chart released by the National Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) is inaccurate.

The NCDC had
on Wednesday said  a total of 196 new cases were recorded in 12 states across Nigeria. It claimed that Lagos had recorded 80 new cases and a total of 21 deaths since the index case of the pandemic was discovered in Nigeria.
The Lagos State Government, however, only  confirmed the number of new cases but said the total deaths remained 20.

The State’s Commissioner for Health, Prof. Akin Abayomi, on his Twitter handle, had said the only casualty recorded on Wednesday was a 25-year-old patient.

Abayomi wrote: “Unfortunately, one COVID-19 death was recorded. The deceased, a 25-year-old male, was at the time of admission in a state of severe breathlessness. This brings the total number of COVID-19 related deaths in Lagos to 20”.

“Total number of #COVID19 related deaths in Lagos is now 20.

“I again urge Lagos residents to remain committed to observing necessary precautionary measures to stop #COVID19 infection.

“Let’s be vigilant and report any concern about #COVID19 infection in our communities.” he added


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