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Lagos COVID-19 mortality rises to 185, Kwara records 71 fresh cases

The Lagos State Government says it has recorded three new COVID-19 related deaths, raising the number of COVID-19 related deaths in the state to 185.

Prof. Akin Abayomi
Prof. Akin Abayomi, Lagos State Commissioner for Health

Commissioner for Health, Prof. Akin Abayomi, made the disclosure through his Twitter account on Sunday, July 12, 2020 while giving the state’s COVID-19 update for July 10.

He, however, did not give additional information on the sex, age, nationality or medical conditions of the deceased.

Abayomi added that, out of the 1,147 COVID-19 tests conducted in the state on July 10, 165 were confirmed positive.

“The new cases had brought the total number of confirmed COVID-19 infections in the state to 12,056,” he said.

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The commissioner disclosed that 47,684 COVID-19 tests had been conducted so far in the state since the outbreak of the epidemic.

“A total of 1,841 of the confirmed cases have since been discharged from COVID-19 care centres following their full recovery.

“We still have 332 of the patients currently under isolation in public and private care centres,” he said.

Abayomi said that 7,634 of the confirmed cases monitored in communities by COVID-19 state response team have either fully recovered or positively responding to treatments.

He, however, said that 2,064 active cases in communities were yet to turn up for admission in COVID-19 care centres.

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Meanwhile, the Kwara State Government says 71 more people have tested positive to Coronavirus (COVID-19), bringing the total of confirmed cases in the state to 382.

The Chief Press Secretary to the state Governor and Spokesman of the Technical Committee on COVID-19, Mr Rafiu Ajakaye, made this known in a statement issued on Sunday in Ilorin.

According to him, this brings the total of confirmed cases to 382, with 167 patients discharged and 12 death recorded in the state.

“As at 11:00 pm on Saturday the number of active cases is now 203, while 167 have so far been discharged and 12 deaths recorded,” he said.

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By Oluwafunke Ishola and Afusat Agunbiade-Oladipo

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