Four coronavirus patients have been discharged by Lagos State Government, bringing the total number of discharged persons in the state to 23.

Commissioner for Health, Prof. Akin Abayomi, disclosed this at a news conference on Friday after the state had earlier discharged 19 patients.

The PUNCH reports that the total number of discharged COVID-19 patients in Nigeria has risen to 24.

The commissioner appealed to Nigerians to maintain social distancing to save the state adding that severe cases may be witnessed in the state.

Speaking further, he said, “The graph is flattening. As our numbers increase, we may see some critical cases. From the numbers we have, we don’t have many numbers like that of Europe.

“Social distancing is so effective. You may be infected and have mild symptoms. We have only one or two cases that are severe.”

Abayomi who gave a breakdown of the cases said, “Eti-Osa Local Government has the highest number of confirmed cases in Lagos State. 91 per cent of confirmed #COVID-19 cases in Lagos are Nigerians, nine per cent are foreigners.”

Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos  who confirmed the development, tweeted, “More great news from our Infectious Disease Hospital as four patients – three females and one male have recovered fully, tested negative twice and have been discharged.

“This gives us a lot of hope as we continue to listen to our health experts and provide the resources to beat COVID-19.”

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