The Lagos State Commissioner for Health, Akin Abayomi, on Saturday, said residents of the state could now request to be tested for Coronavirus (COVID-19) online.
Abayomi put out a link to a Google form set up by the Lagos State government through which residents who are exhibiting COVID-19 symptoms or who have been exposed to the virus could request to be tested.
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The Commissioner said the move was aimed at helping the state government widen its coverage and track down all COVID-19 cases in the state.
Abayomi urged residents to provide accurate information in the form to help the government process their request for testing.
Since Nigeria recorded its first COVID-19 case on February 27, Lagos has confirmed 109 out of the 209 total cases recorded in the country as of April 4.
This is to inform the general public that in a bid to make our response more effective, we are putting out forms to widen our coverage as we track down #COVID19
Provide accurate information as required in the form with the link belowhttps://t.co/8wrFJ7opNE
— Prof. Akin Abayomi (@ProfAkinAbayomi) April 4, 2020
However, A 55-year-old man who was admitted to the Lagos University Teaching Hospital (LUTH), Idi-Araba, has died in the facility.
A reliable source at the tertiary hospital said the man died of COVID-19 complications.
The source said the hospital discovered that the patient had COVID-19 after he tested positive to the virus when a Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) test was done on his blood posthumously.
Fingerprint antibody test was done on him, confirming his COVID-19 infection,” our source said.
According to our source, the man, a 55-year-old hypertensive and diabetic patient had presented to LUTH’s emergency unit on Thursday night with “malaise, tremors, and fever.”
He was also diagnosed with acute chronic kidney disease and sepsis, our source said.
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