98-year-old COVID-19 patient recovers in Lagos, becomes the oldest to recover

A 98-year-old female, the oldest COVID-19 patient in Lagos, has been discharged from one of the isolation centres in the state.

Babajide Sanwo-Olu, governor of Lagos, made the announcement via a tweet on Wednesday night.

She was one of the 26 patients discharged in Lagos on Wednesday, after testing negative twice for COVID-19.

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“Today, we discharged a 98 year old woman, our oldest #COVID19 patient in Lagos. She joined 25 others; 13 males and 12 females, discharged from our isolation centres after testing negative for #COVID19, bringing the total of our successfully managed and discharged patients to 528,” the tweet read.

Sanwo-Olu also thanked frontline workers for their efforts, and urged residents to play their part by adhering to safety guidelines to limit the spread of the virus.

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As of May 12, 2020, Lagos had recorded 1,990 COVID-19 cases, the highest in the country.

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