Four coronavirus patients have been discharged from the Lagos isolation center, the state government has announced.
State Commissioner for Health, Prof. Akin Abayomi, made this known at a news conference at the Island Maternity Hospital on Lagos Island.
Giving an update on the effort to curb the spread of the disease in the state, Abayomi said the patients were discharged after they tested negative twice.
He said of the four patients released, there were three females and one male, saying that one of the females was an eight-week-old baby.
The commissioner said the baby was hail and hearty with her mother.
Abayomi said Lagos currently has 98 Coronavirus cases, out of which 24 patients had been discharged.
According to him, the government was trying to flatten the transmission rate by asking Lagosians to embrace social distancing.
Abayomi said the state was currently tracing 2,450 contacts of infected patients.
The commissioner added that the Coronavirus cases being handled in the state were mild except for two patients who had moderate to severe issues, but noted that their cases had not reached a point where they need ventilators.
Politics Nigeria reports that the state had earlier discharged 18 patients which brings the total discharged patients to 24.
So far, 190 cases have been confirmed in Nigeria with Lagos having 98.