Lagos first Covid-19 death case is a 55-year-old man

The Covid-19 patient who died in Lagos is a 55-year-old man. He died in the Lagos University Teaching Hospital, Idi-Araba, hours after he was admitted, in accordance to Punch. Recall, it was once suggested earlier on that two new death cases have been recorded in Nigeria; 1 in Lagos, and 1 in Edo, which brings the complete number of deaths in Nigeria to four.

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The health facility solely observed after his dying that he had Coronavirus. A Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) took a look at his blood posthumously and it examined high quality for Coronavirus, the guide reports. Fingerprint antibody take a look at was performed on him, confirming his COVID-19 infection, a supply informed Punch. According to our source, the man, a 55-year-old hypertensive and diabetic patient had to LUTH’s emergency unit on Thursday night time with malaise, tremors, and fever .He was additionally diagnosed with acute chronic kidney ailment and sepsis.

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The man, who arrived at LUTH on Thursday night, April 2, did not reveal his journey history, neither did he disclose the fact that he had contact with someone who had travelled overseas. He reportedly advised the docs that he had no history of coughs, sore throat, joint pains or diarrhoea. When the patient first arrived at the medical institution in Idi Araba, he was sent to the spillover unit because the health center had run out of bed spaces. However, when he developed complications, a junior doctor at the Accident & Emergency Unit reviewed his case and notified the Senior Registrar of his suspicion. The supply instructed the publication. After the Senior Registrar reviewed his case and confronted him with their findings, the man revealed the real story about his travels and his concern that he would possibly have contracted COVID-19. He confessed that he had been coughing and that he had returned from Holland two weeks ago, the place he had gone for follow-up treatment after a renal transplant he additionally had there .

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The man died early Friday morning, April 3, and the Lagos State coronavirus emergency workers took away his body. When confronted after the man’s death, his family said they were afraid that LUTH would reject him.

Cc: Punch

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