A 98-year-old woman in Lagos State who had been battling with the coronavirus has now fully recovered and has been discharged.
The state governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu announced this on Wednesday, adding that so far, she is the oldest coronavirus patient recorded in the state.
According to the governor, the woman and 25 others (13 male and 12 female), were discharged from various isolation centers.
This brings the total number of recovered and discharged cases in the state to 528.
“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,” he wrote.
The governor reiterated the public health guidelines such as the use of face masks in public, noting that the measures are designed to keep people safe.
He also thanked the health care workers for their efforts in curbing the spread of the virus.
On Saturday, the governor disclosed that the current laboratory testing capacity for the state is 850 persons per day.
According to him, this can, however, be expanded to about 1,500 to 2,000 daily with the availability of adequate extraction kits.
To achieve this, he said the state has paid for over 20,000 extraction kits and has placed an order for another 20,000 in its bid to test at least 120,000 in the next 60 days.
He also noted that the state has commenced a biweekly procurement of laboratory needs “to prevent running out of these materials going forward, until at least 120,000 tests are done in about 2 months”.
Speaking further, governor Sanwo-Olu urged residents to take responsibility and obey social distancing measures, failure of which he said the government will review the easing of the COVID-19 lockdown currently being implemented.
“The gradual easing of this lockdown is dependent upon the compliance of each and every one of us, which is to #TakeResponsbility,” he said.
“As a government elected to uphold the security of its citizens, which includes health security, let me make it clear that we will not hesitate to review the terms of this easing if we do not see an improvement in the next couple of days. People have to take responsibility.”