Eighty – seven patients undergoing treatment for coronavirus at isolation centres in Lagos State have been discharged .
The Lagos State Ministry of Health made this known in a series of tweets on Wednesday .
It said the patients were discharged after testing negative twice for the virus.
The PUNCH reports that those discharged comprised 40 females and 47 males .
The LSMOH said , “87 # COVID – 19 Lagos patients : 40 females and 47 males – all Nigerians have been discharged from our Isolation facilities to reunite with the society
“The patients ; 26 from Mainland Infectious Disease Hospital , Yaba , 24 from Onikan , 12 from Eti -Osa ( LandMark ) ,11 from Agidingbi, nine from Gbagada and five LUTH Isolation Centres were discharged having fully recovered and tested negative to COVID – 19 . ”
Meanwhile , five patients have died of coronavirus – related complications in Lagos , bringing the total number of COVID – 19 deaths in the state to 47 .
The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control made this known via its Situation Report 88 published on Wednesday .
According to the report , seven other states recorded 11 COVID – 19 deaths in the last 24 hours .
Part of the report read , “276 confirmed cases were reported in the last 24 hours in 15 states – Lagos ( 161 ) , Rivers ( 36 ) , Edo ( 27 ) , Kaduna ( 19 ) , Nasarawa ( 10 ) , Oyo ( six ) , Kano ( four) , Delta ( three ) , Ebonyi ( three ) , Gombe ( two) , Abia ( one) , Bauchi ( one) , Borno ( one) , Ogun ( one) and Ondo ( one) .
A breakdown of COVID – 19 cases in Nigeria as of May 26 , 2020 ( Source : NCDC )
“No new state recorded a confirmed COVID – 19 case in the last 24 hours .
“The total number of states including FCT that have reported at least one confirmed case in Nigeria is still 35 ( 34 states + FCT ) .
“74 cases were discharged in the last 24 hours in five ( 5 ) states – Bauchi ( 38 ) , Plateau ( 16 ) , Kaduna ( 12 ) , Ogun ( 6 ) and Anambra ( two) .
“16 deaths were recorded in the last 24 hours in eight states – Lagos ( five ) , Bauchi ( two) , Edo ( two) , Oyo ( two) , Rivers ( two ) , Anambra ( one) , Kaduna ( one) and Ondo ( one) .
Data obtained from the report showed that Nigeria has recorded a total of 249 COVID – 19 fatalities , 8 ,344 confirmed cases .