SWITZERLAND, JUNE 13 – A total of 154 COVID-19 patients have been discharged from isolation centres in Lagos and Oyo after they tested negative twice for the virus.
Those discharged in Lagos include 30 females and 60 males
This was announced on the official Twitter account of the Lagos State Government.
This brings the number of patients successfully managed and discharged from Lagos isolation facilities to 1137.
The patients are a total of 28 from Onikan, 9 from Eti-Osa (LandMark), 10 from Agidingbi, 5 from Gbagada, 2 from First Cardiology, 10 from Lekki, and 26 from Lagos University Teaching Hospital Isolation Centres were discharged on Friday, June 12.
Meanwhile, the Oyo state government announced the discharge of 64 COVID-19 patients after they received their second negative test results.
Seyi Makinde, governor of Oyo, disclosed this in a statement on Friday.
He said with the latest development, the total number of discharged persons in the state is now 176.
“64 confirmed COVID-19 cases have received their second NEGATIVE test results and have been discharged. This brings the number of discharged cases in Oyo State to 176,” Makinde said.
“Also, the COVID-19 confirmation tests for thirty-six suspected cases came back POSITIVE. So, the total number of confirmed cases in Oyo State today is 434.
“Community-based testing for COVID-19 has commenced in ten Local Government Areas across the state; Oluyole, Lagelu, Ibadan South East, Ibadan North, Ibadan South West, Oyo East, Itesiwaju, Ogbomoso South, Ibarapa North and Saki East.”
Makinde urged Oyo residents to ensure they contact the state’s emergency operations centre or visit a community-based testing centre close to them if they develop any COVID-19 symptom.
According to the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), as of June 11, 2020, Nigeria had recorded 14,554 confirmed COVID-19 cases across 35 states and the federal capital territory (FCT).
Out of the total confirmed COVID-19 cases in the country, there are 9,673 active cases, while 4,494 persons have been discharged and 387 deaths have occurred.