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Dubai returnee dies of COVID-19 in Lagos

A 32-year-old man, who recently returned from Dubai, has died of coronavirus-related complications in Lagos State.

The Lagos State Commissioner for Health, Prof. Akin Abayomi, made this known on Tuesday.

Abayomi said the deceased returned from Dubai with severe underlying health conditions.

The PUNCH reports that no fewer than 34 COVID-19 fatalities have been reported in Lagos.

Data released by the commissioner also showed that of the total 1,949 confirmed infections in Lagos, 1,395 are active cases, two evacuated, and 16 patients have been transferred to Ogun and Ondo.

The commissioner also confirmed the 88 new cases of COVID-19 earlier announced by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control.

He tweeted, “88 new cases of #COVID19 Infection were confirmed in Lagos. Total number of confirmed cases in Lagos is now 1,949.

“Additional 33 #COVID-19 patients – nine females and 24 males have been discharged following full recovery. Total number of discharged #COVID19 patients in Lagos now stands at 502.

“Another #COVID19 infection-related death involving 32-year-old, male has been recorded.

The deceased recently returned from Dubai with severe underlying health conditions.

“Following the evacuation of Nigerians in foreign countries, total COVID-19 related deaths in Lagos is now 34.

“I urge Lagosians to remain committed to rules guiding COVID-19 infection prevention regardless of relaxation of lockdown.”

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