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17 People In Lagos Died Of COVID-19 Infections In Two Days

Lagos State reported eight COVID-19 deaths on Tuesday, June 2, 2020, bringing the total number of COVID-19 mortalities in the State to 67.

The Lagos State Commissioner for Health, Prof. Akin Abayomi disclosed this on his verified Twitter handle on Tuesday, adding that the COVID-19 deaths occurred on Monday.

It will be recalled that the Lagos Health Commissioner disclosed that 9 COVID-19 related deaths were recorded on Sunday, May 31.

With an additional 142 new cases recorded in the State on Tuesday, Lagos now has a total of 5,277 confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus.

With the total number of deaths standing at 67, the State has, however, not given information about the sex, age, nationality or underlying medical conditions of the deceased.

Meanwhile, the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, NCDC, on Tuesday announced that the country recorded 241 new cases of Coronavirus, bringing the total number of infections in Nigeria to 10,819.

According to the NCDC, Nigeria recorded 15 deaths on Tuesday, June 2, 2020. The Health Agency also noted that most of the deaths were associated with co-morbidities, adding that three out of four of those who have been discharged were without co-morbidities.

The World Health Organization have said that individuals with underlying health conditions like hypertension, diabetes and other chronic non-communicable diseases are at greater risks of contracting the coronavirus disease.

Furthermore, the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19, Chaired by the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Boss Mustapha has revealed that about 812 health workers have contracted the coronavirus disease.

The PTF and the NCDC have continually enjoined Nigerians to adhere to the guidelines that have been put in place to curb the spread of the Coronavirus, even as the lockdown is gradually being eased.

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