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Lagos COVID-19 cases reach 1,242



Lagos State Commissioner for Health, Prof. Akin Abayomi, said Wednesday the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in the state had increased to 1,242.

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) on Tuesday night confirmed 43 new COVID-19 cases in the state.

Abayomi, who disclosed this on his Twitter handle, recalled that 60 patients were discharged from the state isolation facilities on Tuesday.

He said: “The total number of confirmed COVID19 cases in Lagos is now 1, 242.”

“With the 60 COVID-19 patients -20 females and 40 males – that had fully recovered and discharged. The total number of #COVID19 discharged patients in Lagos is now 321.”

On the relaxation of the lockdown, the commissioner urged residents to be at home between 8:00 p.m. and 6:00 a.m., warning that it was a punishable offense to be out at this time.

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He also advised residents to continue to maintain personal hygiene, physical distancing, and a clean environment to reduce the spread of COVID-19.

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