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.
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).
“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.