Lagos, Oyo discharges 154 coronavirus patients

Ebun Francis| A total of 154 COVID-19 patients were discharged from Lagos and Oyo states isolation centres on Friday.

Ninety of the patients were discharged in Lagos, while sixty four were discharged in Oyo.

The Lagos ministry of health announced the dischargies via its verified Twitter handle.

The tweet read, “90 fully recovered #COVID19Lagos patients; 30 females & 60 males have been discharged from our Isolation facilities to reunite with the society.”

So far, Lagos has discharged a total of 1,137 COVID-19 patients.

Oyo state government also on Friday announced the discharge of 64 COVID-19 patients following their recoveries.

Governor Seyi Makinde who made the disclosure in a statement, said the latest development, brings the total number of discharged persons in the state to 176.

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He said, “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.”

“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.”

The governor 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 coronavirus symptom.

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