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Lagos records three COVID-19 deaths, total now 13

Lagos State has recorded three more coronavirus deaths, bringing the total deaths reported in the state to 13.

The state Health Commissioner, Prof. Akin Abayomi, made this know on Saturday via Twitter.

Abayomi said two of the fatalities had underlying health conditions while two had no travel history or record with an infected person.

He said, “32 new COVID-19 cases were confirmed in Lagos on April 17, 2020.

“The total number of confirmed cases in Lagos now stands at 286.

“Sadly, Lagos has recorded 3 more deaths bringing the total number of COVID-19 related deaths in Lagos to 13.

“The deceased are 2 males and 1 female aged 52, 63 and 67. Two of the dead had underlying health issues.

“The 2 males had no travel history or record of contact with any infected person.”

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The PUNCH reports that the Chief of Staff to the President, Abba Kyari died of coronavirus on Friday in Lagos after battling with the infection for some weeks.

Kyari’s remains was taken to Abuja on Saturday and was buried at the Gudu Cemetery according to Islamic rites.

According to the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control as of Friday night, the total coronavirus fatalities in the country was 17 while 493 cases have been reported so far.

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