No fewer than 13 people died from the coronavirus (COVID-19) disease in Nigeria’s commercial nerve centre, Lagos State, on Monday 11 January 2021.
According to the Lagos State Commissioner for Health, Prof. Akin Abayomi, the number is Lagos highest daily fatalities since the inception of the pandemic.
Abayomi made the disclosure through his verified Twitter account @ProfAkinAbayomi on Friday while giving the state’s COVID-19 update for Jan. 11.
According to him, the new confirmed deaths increased the number of COVID-19 fatalities in the state to 262.
He said that 435 new COVID-19 infections were confirmed in the state on the date, increasing the state’s total number of COVID-19 infections to 37,284.
Abayomi added that the total number of COVID-19 tests conducted in the state since inception of the pandemic stood at 246,534.
According to him, 3,139 COVID-19 patients, who have been successfully treated and recovered, were discharged from the state’s care centres.
“Total number of #COVID19 recovery in communities – 25, 767.
“Cases currently under isolation – 192, active cases under home based care are 7,924,” he said.
Data from the World Health Organisation Africa Region shows that there were over three million confirmed COVID-19 cases on the continent with more than 2.5 million recoveries and 74,000 deaths cumulatively.
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