Lagos State has recorded three new deaths from coronavirus-related complications, bringing the total number of fatalities in the state to 10.
The state Commissioner for Health, Professor Akin Abayomi, disclosed this via his Twitter handle on Thursday.
According to him, the deceased are three males, aged 51, 52 and 62 years old.
He said: “Unfortunately, Lagos recorded three additional deaths from #COVID-19 related complications. The deceased are males aged 51, 52 and 62.
“One of the dead; a medical doctor had contact with an infected person who recently returned to the country.
“Other victims have no travel history or record of contact with any infected person. Total #COVID-19 related deaths are now 10. I hereby urge Lagosians to remain vigilant and report any concern about #COVID-19 infection in our communities.”
With the three new cases, the total coronavirus deaths recorded in Nigeria is now 15.
Coronavirus will reach almost every state in Nigeria —NCDC
The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control(NCDC) has warned Nigerians to prepare for the transmission of the coronavirus to more states.
The Director-General of NCDC, Dr Chikwe Ihekweazu, who appeared on Sunrise Daily, a live programme on Channels Television, on Thursday morning, noted that, though there are bound to be more cases, the goal is to build a more efficient public health infrastructure.
“What we are trying to achieve and it’s very important for Nigerians to understand, is a landscape where we can continue our work in responding, while we restart parts of the economy.
“We are responding to something, at the moment, across 22 states. But it will grow to almost every state in Nigeria. There is no reason it won’t. It is a respiratory virus.
“So, what we are trying to achieve right now, in the short term, is not to stop transmission because we know that will be very difficult to do. No country in the world has achieved that,” he said.