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Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos State has announced the discharge of 16 patients after they tested negative for coronavirus.

Sanwo-Olu announced the discharge of 14 males and two females, including three foreigners, on his twitter handle on Wednesday evening.

According to Sanwo-Olu, “I have more great news from our isolation facilities. 16 persons; 14 males and 2 females including three foreigners – one Briton, one Chinese and one Polish citizen have been discharged to join the society.

“As our front line health workers record successes in the battle against #COVID19, we are duty bound as citizens to break the chain of transmission of the infection by staying safe at home, practicing social distancing and adopting the highest possible personal hygiene.

“We will continue to do our best as government to cushion the effect of this lock down by re-energizing our welfare package. Please keep faith with us as we work to win this battle together. Thank you for your continued perseverance and patience.”

The Lagos State government has also announced another coronavirus death, bringing the total number of COVID-19 related deaths in the state to seven.

“One COVID-19 death was recorded,” the state Ministry of Health said on Twitter on Wednesday.

“This brings to seven, the number of COVID-19 related deaths in Lagos State.”

The victim was a 63-year-old male, who had no history of travel or contact with any confirmed case.

Lagos State has the highest number of coronavirus cases in Nigeria since the first index case was recorded in February.

The state which has been on lock down for more than two weeks has recorded 217 cases. 70 COVID-19 patients have also been discharged from the State’s Yaba Isolation Center.The State health commissioner Akin Abayomi also disclosed on Tuesday that 118,000 have been tested in the state during an active search for coronavirus cases.

The commissioner said the community search was activated to limit the spread of the disease in the state which has the highest number of COVID-19 cases in the country.

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