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No new coronavirus case in 24 hours – Lagos health commissioner

No new coronavirus case in 24 hours – Lagos health commissioner



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.