By Felix Kassim
The Lagos State Government has discharged 21 additional COVID-19 patients from isolation centres in the state. The discharged persons – four females and 17 males, have recovered from the virus and tested negative for COVID-19 in two consecutive test readings, bringing the total number of cases successfully managed and discharged from isolation facilities in Lagos State to 469.
Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu made this known in a string of tweets on his verified twitter handle, @jidesanwoolu, on Sunday.
He tweeted: “Dear Lagosians, I come bearing good news. Today, 21 #COVID19 patients; 4 females and 17 males, all Nigerians have been discharged from our isolation facilities to reunite with the society.
“The patients, 3 from Onikan, 1 from Eti-Osa, 1 from First Cardiology Hospital, 6 from Lekki and 10 from the Lagos University Teaching Hospital (LUTH) Isolation centres were discharged today having fully recovered and tested negative to #COVID19 in two consecutive test readings. With this, the total number of cases successfully managed and discharged from our isolation facilities has risen to 469.
The discharge of #COVID19 patients is encouraging but we must continue to practice hand hygiene, wear a mask and physically distance ourselves when outdoors. If we continue to do the right things and obey the stipulated public health safety guidelines, together we can break the chain of transmission of #COVID19.”