Breaking: Lagos records new Covid-19 death, Kano confirms 5 new cases

The Lagos State Ministry of Health on Wednesday announced the death of another COVID-19 related patient, barely 24 hours after the sixth death was recorded.

While making the announcement on Twitter, the Ministry also confirmed that 25 new cases were recorded, bringing the total confirmed cases in the state to 217.

The ministry, however, did not give further details about the deceased sex, age, nationality and medical history.

“#COVID-19 Lagos Update as at April 14, 2020, 25 new #COVID19 cases confirmed, bringing total confirmed cases in Lagos to 217.

“Eight more persons; two females and six males; including one foreign national from Croatia were discharged. Total discharged now 69,” it tweeted.

The 25 new cases recorded on April 14, was the highest number of daily infections of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Lagos, since the index case.

Currently, Lagos has 217 confirmed cases; 136 of the cases are active, while 69 had recovered and were discharged. Two of the patients had been evacuated from the country, while three had been transferred to Ogun, their state of residence.

In Kano state, five new cases of Coronavirus has been recorded, bringing the total number of confirmed cases in the state to 9.

The Kano State Ministry of Health also confirmed the new cases in its tweet on Wednesday morning.

Following the rise in the number of cases in the state, the governor, Abdullahi Umar Ganduje has announced a one week lockdown as part of measures to prevent the spread of the virus.

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