The Health Commissioner in Lagos State, Professor Akin Abayomi has confirmed that the state has recorded its first death from the COVID-19 disease.
He made the confirmation in a post on his Twitter handle-@ProfAkinAbayomi, on Saturday morning.
Giving details of the deceased, and circumstance leading to his death, Abayomi wrote:
“I regret to announce the first #COVID19 related death in Lagos state. The deceased was 55 year old Nigerian; male who lived in Holland but returned to Lagos 2 weeks ago.
He had a kidney transplant 7yrs ago and also diabetic.
“He was on strong immune suppression drugs for the kidney transplant. He was admitted on the night of April 2nd, 2020 on presumption of complications from the kidney transplant.
“He did not provide full account of his travel history or medical circumstances to the attending doctors in keeping with global trend and to enable guided treatment for #COVID19 related vulnerability due to severe underlying ill health.
“He however demonstrated some signs of an upper respiratory chest infection. He later tested positive for #COVID19 but died early hours of April 3rd, 2020 from a cardiac arrest.
May his soul rest in peace!”
Report by Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), Friday night put confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Nigeria at 210.
Of that number Lagos has 109 cases, has discharged 23 and recorded one death.