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COVID-19 hits 2,388 as 220 new cases confirmed

COVID-19 hits 2,388 as 220 new cases confirmed

Seventeen coronavirus related deaths were recorded across the country on Saturday including a runaway patient in Kebbi State.

Another suspected case is on the run from an isolation centre in Taraba State while there was an increase of 220 in the total number of infections including a four year old boy in Bauchi State.

The total number of cases in the country now stands at 2,388.

Three hundred and eighty five cases were discharged, according to the National Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) in an update last night.

The breakdown of the fresh cases are: 62-Lagos; 52-FCT; 31-Kaduna;13-Sokoto; 10-Kebbi; 9-Yobe; 6-Borno; 5-Edo; 5-Bauchi; 4-Gombe; 4-Enugu; 4-Oyo; 3-Zamfara; 2-Nasarawa; 2-Osun; 2-Ebonyi; 2-Kwara; 2-Kano; and 2-Plateau.

The Lagos State Ministry of Health said four more COVID-19 patients died of complications from the disease in the state.

The ministry said on its Twitter handle that the deaths occurred on Friday to bring the number of deaths in the state to 25.

Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu said separately that 22 more persons – eight females and 14 males, all Nigerians were discharged from Isolation facilities at Yaba, Lagos University Teaching Hospital (LUTH) and Lekki.

The patients, 19 from LUTH, two from the Mainland Infectious Disease Hospital, Yaba and one from the Isolation facility at Lekki were discharged having fully recovered and tested negative to COVID-19 in two consecutive readings.

This brings to 247 the number of #COVID19 confirmed cases that have been successfully managed and discharged in Lagos.
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