BREAKING: Another Nigerian who returned from U.S. dies from coronavirus in Lagos

A 56-year-old Nigerian man who recently returned from the United States has died from the novel coronavirus in the commercial city of Lagos, state commissioner for Health, Professor Akin Abayomi announced on Tuesday.

“This brings the total number of #COVID19 related deaths in Lagos to six,” the commissioner said, adding that 61 patients have recovered and discharged in the state.

“13 new cases of COVID-19 infection confirmed. The total number of confirmed cases in Lagos is now 192. The total number of #COVID19 patients that have recovered and discharged is now 61,” Abayomi said.

“I urge Lagos residents to remain on alert across communities and obey instructions aimed at containing the spread of #COVID-19 infection,” he added.

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