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Third coronavirus case confirmed in Lagos


The Lagos state government has confirmed a third case of coronavirus (COVID-19) in the state.

Akin Abayomi, the state’s commissioner of health, disclosed this at a press conference, on Tuesday.

This development comes days after the state government confirmed that the second case was now free of the virus.



Third case of #COVID19NIGERIA confirmed in Lagos.
– This is a new case independent of the index case
– 30 year old Nigerian, female
– Returned from the UK on 13th March
– Observed self-Isolation, developed symptoms
– Tested positive
– Now at Mainland GH receiving care

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The new case is said to be independent of Nigeria’s index case, the Italian who travelled from Milan to Lagos in February, and a 30-year-old female Nigerian who returned from the United Kingdom on March 13.

The new patient was said to have observed self-Isolation during which the symptoms developed.

She tested positive for the disease after tests were conducted and is currently at a mainland general hospital receiving treatment.

Twenty-seven African countries have recorded cases of COVID-19, the latest being Benin, Liberia, Somalia, and Tanzania

Source: TheCableNG

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