A 36-year-old man has died coronavirus in Lagos State, Commissioner for Health, Prof. Akin Abayomi, announced via his Twitter handle on Sunday.
Abayomi said that the Nigerian died on Saturday in a private facility, adding that he is the second coronavirus fatality recorded in Lagos.
A 55-year-old man had also died on Friday at the Lagos University Teaching Hospital, Idi-Araba, Lagos.
The commissioner also confirmed that Lagos recorded six new COVID-19 cases.
He tweeted, “We lost a COVID-19 patient – a 36-year-old Nigerian male who died in a private facility on the 4th of April, 2020. (The) total number of #COVID-19 patients who have died are now two.
“A case was evacuated bringing total evacuated to two.
“Six new cases of #COVID-19 confirmed, bringing total confirmed cases to 115. A #COVID-19 patient was discharged on the 4th of April, 2020. The number of #COVID-19 patients, who have fully recovered and discharged is now 24.”
Prof. Akin Abayomi
This comes barely hours after the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) said on Sunday that the country had recorded one more death and two discharges.
The NCDC earlier announced 10 fresh cases of COVID-19 in Lagos, Abuja and Edo State.
Of the 10 new cases, Lagos has six, while Abuja and Edo have two cases each, NCDC said.
The new cases brought Nigeria’s confirmed COVID-19 cases to 224.