Coronavirus: confusion as Lagos govt, NCDC report different number of deaths

Coronavirus: confusion as Lagos govt, NCDC report different number of deaths

The Lagos state government on Thursday, April 30, released different statistics in the number of deaths caused by the ravaging coronavirus pandemic.

The released numbers are quite different from the ones released by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) for Wednesday, April 29.

According to NCDC in its daily release, the number of deaths associated with coronavirus is 21 while the state claimed that only 20 people had lost their lives as a result of the disease.

The state government reported only one death for the period in question while NCDC reported two loss for the state.

“Unfortunately, 1 #COVID19 death was recorded. The deceased, a 25year old male was at the time of admission in a state of severe breathlessness.

This brings total number of #COVID19 related deaths in Lagos to 20,” the state disclosed on Public Affairs Unit, Lagos state Ministry of Health’s Facebook page.

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