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Granny, 98, recovers from COVID-19 in Lagos

A 98-year-old female and oldest COVID-19 patient in Lagos has recovered from the infectious disease.

Governor Babanide Sanwo-Olu revealed on Wednesday night via his Twitter account that the patient was discharged from one of the isolation centres in the state.

CANDIIDONLINE gathered that the old woman was one of the 26 patients discharged in Lagos on Wednesday, after testing negative twice for COVID-19.

“Today, we discharged a 98 year old woman, our oldest #COVID19 patient in Lagos. She joined 25 others; 13 males and 12 females, discharged from our isolation centres after testing negative for #COVID19, bringing the total of our successfully managed and discharged patients to 528,

“As our frontline health workers continue to sacrifice and push through, let us play our roles by following the public health guidelines, observing physical distancing and wearing our face masks.” Governor Sanwo-Olu tweeted.

As of Thursday, May 14, Lagos has recorded 2,041 COVID-19 cases, the highest in the country. The state has 1,480 active cases, 528 recoveries and 33 deaths.

The commissioner for health in the state, Professor Akin Abayomi had also confirmed that a Nigerian returnee from Dubai, United Arab Emirates (UAE) was dead.

On his verified Twitter handle Abayomi disclosed that the Nigerian, a male of 32 years old, died of complications from coronavirus.

CANDIIDONLINE reports that as of May 13, 2020, Nigeria has a total of 4971 confirmed COVID-19 cases, 1070 cases and 164 deaths.

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Written by Mateen Badru


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