Coronavirus: How first Lagos fatality died – Commissioner

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Lagos State Commissioner for Health, Prof. Akin Abayomi, on Saturday narrated how one of the positive Coronavirus cases in the state died.

He said the 55-year-old man who returned from Holland two weeks ago did not provide his travel history to medical personnel.

This exposed health workers that attended to him to danger as he was later found to have died of the virus.

“#COVID19Lagos Situation Report

I regret to announce the first #COVID19 related death in Lagos state.
The deceased was 55 year old Nigerian??; male who lived in Holland but returned to Lagos 2 weeks ago.
He had a kidney transplant 7yrs ago and also diabetic.

“He was on strong immune suppression drugs for the kidney transplant.
He was admitted on the night of April 2nd, 2020 on presumption of complications from the kidney transplant.

“He was on strong immune suppression drugs for the kidney transplant.
He was admitted on the night of April 2nd, 2020 on presumption of complications from the kidney transplant.

“He did not provide full account of his travel history or medical circumstances to the attending doctors in keeping with global trend and to enable guided treatment for #COVID19 related vulnerability due to severe underlying ill health.

“He however demonstrated some signs of an upper respiratory chest infection.
He later tested positive for #COVID19 but died early hours of April 3rd, 2020 from a cardiac arrest.
May his soul rest in peace!” he said.

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