A 55-year-old man who was admitted to the Lagos University Teaching Hospital(LUTH), Idi-Araba, has died of coronavirus at the facility, The Punch reports.
A reliable source at the hospital said the man died of coronavirus complications.
According to a reliable source at the hospital, the man died of coronavirus complications, adding that s the hospital discovered the patient had coronavirus after he tested positive when a Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) test was done on his blood posthumously.
“Fingerprint antibody test was done on him, confirming his COVID-19 infection,” the source said.
The source said the man, who was an hypertensive and diabetic patient, was brought into LUTH’s emergency unit on Thursday night with “malaise, tremors, and fever.”
He was also diagnosed with acute chronic kidney disease and sepsis.
The source, a caregiver, said the man did not disclose his travel history and had died “a few hours” after his admission to the facility.
“The man did not give his travel history or the fact that he had contact with someone who had travelled overseas.
“When asked, he told the doctors that he had no history of coughs, sore throat, joint pains or diarrhoea,” the source added.
The caregiver said when the patient arrived at LUTH on Thursday night, he was sent to the “spillover unit” because the hospital had run out of bed spaces.
However, when he developed complications, a junior doctor at the Accident & Emergency Unit reviewed his case and notified the Senior Registrar of his suspicion.
“After the Senior Registrar reviewed his case and confronted him with their findings, the man revealed the true story about his travels and his fear that he might have contracted COVID-19 and died shortly afterwards.
“He confessed that he had been coughing and that he had returned from Holland two weeks ago, where he had gone for follow-up treatment after a renal transplant he also had there,” the source stated.
The man died early Friday morning, and his body was taken away by the Lagos State coronavirus emergency workers.