No new case of coronavirus was recorded in Lagos State on Monday.
The Lagos State Commissioner for Health, Prof. Akin Abayomi, confirmed this in a tweet on Tuesday.
This is coming barely 24 hours after the state reported 70 new COVID-19 cases, highest to be recorded by any state in Nigeria in one day.
Abayomi’s confirmation came a few hours after the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control also announced no new case in Lagos.
Despite not recording any new case of COVID-19 in 24 hours, Lagos, which has the highest confirmed cases of coronavirus in Nigeria, reported deaths.
According to data from the NCDC, Lagos has recorded 376 confirmed COVID-19 cases and discharged 97 patients.
The Shabba also reports that the state has recorded no fewer than 15 coronavirus-related fatalities.
Apart from Lagos, Akwa Ibom and Borno, other states that have recorded fatalities from COVID-19 are Edo, Katsina, Kano, and Delta, and Abuja.
Abayomi tweeted, “No new case of #COVID-19 was confirmed in Lagos on 20th April, 2020. However, #COVID19 related deaths were recorded in Lagos.
“One of the deceased was a 45 years old Nigerian male who returned from India in January 2020.”
The NCDC on Monday said 38 new cases of COVID-19 were reported in the last 24 hours, bringing the total number of confirmed cases to 665 in Nigeria.