More COVID-19 patients, including an 8-week old infant, have been discharged after they tested negative twice for the Coronavirus disease.
Jameela News reports that the Lagos State Government revealed on Friday that four more patients, including an 8-week-old infant, have been discharged from the Infectious Disease Center (IDC), in Yaba, Lagos State.
This was disclosed by the Lagos State Commissioner for Health, Prof Akin Abayomi at the Coronavirus update news conference which held at Lagos State Island Maternity Hospital.
Lagos State update on COVID-19 recoveries
Professor Akin Abayomi revealed that out of the 4 COVID-19 patients that were discharged, 3 were females, including an 8-week-old infant and 1 was a male.
The Lagos State Health Commissioner happily announced that the eight-week-old baby who was admitted into the IDC unit two weeks ago survived the deadly disease.
Jameela News reports that these new sets of COVID-19 patients were discharged, less than 24 hours after the Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos State announced 11 recoveries in the State.
Governor Sanwo-Olu had announced on Thursday that no fewer than 11 patients had tested negative twice to the Coronavirus pandemic and had been discharged.
He said: “Today, I have some good news for you concerning our desperate battle against Coronavirus, the lethal disease that has changed our world and tested to the limit our resilience as a people.
“Even as this battle continues, amid so much anxiety all over the world, I am happy to break to you, my good people of Lagos, the news of the release today of 11 more patients from our facility in Yaba.
“They have fully recovered and tested negative to COVID-19 and have been allowed to return home to their families.
“This brings to 18 the number of discharged patients in Lagos since the index case was reported”.
He continued: “The patients include two females and nine males, who were discharged after testing negative twice consecutively to #COVID19.
“That the results of the tests of these patients came out negative twice is a big assurance to us that they pose no threat to the community.
“We are, therefore, releasing them in furtherance of our commitment to a disease-free state.”
Governor Sanwo-Olu commended the Lagos State Health workers for their bravery and hard work towards combatting the deadly COVID-19 disease.
His words: “It is a thing of joy that we have not recorded any mortality and we hope – and pray – that it remains so.
“We will not rest on our oars but continue to work assiduously for the full recovery of the other patients so that they can return home to their families and the community.”
“I am happy to note the excitement of the patients. They are full of gratitude to our dear State that has stood by them all the way, the health workers and all those who contributed one way or the other in the fight against this unseen but vicious enemy of mankind. The Health Commissioner and all members of the medical team got kudos.”
Jameela News reports that 24 COVID-19 patients have recovered so far in the state since the first case was recorded on February 26.
Prof Akin Abayomi revealed that the State now has 74 active cases after discharging 24 patients, adding that the state is tracking about 2,450 contacts of the infected patients.