The Lagos state government says it has discharged an additional 42 coronavirus patients from its isolation facilities after they tested negative twice for the virus.
Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu made the announcement on Friday, according to a tweet by his spokesman, Gboyega Akosile.
This brings the number of COVID-19 cases successfully managed in the state to 448.
As of Thursday evening, Lagos had recorded 1,491 COVID-19 cases, according to the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control.
Good people of Lagos,
42 more persons; 22 males and 20 females, all Nigerians have been discharged from our Isolation facilities today to reunite with the society.
— Gboyega Akosile (@gboyegaakosile) May 8, 2020
Of the 42, 22 are male and 20 females.
All newly discharged patients are Nigerians.
According to the Governor, 32 of the patients were discharged from Eti-Osa (Landmark) isolation centre, eight from Lekki and two from Onikan.