How Lagos recorded first coronavirus death by Akin Abayomi

Prof. Akin Abayomi, Commissioner for Health of Lagos State, on Saturday, revealed how Lagos recorded its first death from coronavirus.

According to Abayomi, the victim was a 55-year-old Nigerian who returned to Lagos 2 weeks ago.

Abayomi noted that the victim refused to provide his travel details to doctors and later tested positive to coronavirus before he died.

Abayomi said: “I regret to announce the first #COVID19 related death in Lagos state.


“The deceased was a 55-year-old Nigerian; a male who lived in Holland but returned to Lagos 2 weeks ago. He had a kidney transplant 7yrs ago and also diabetic.

“He did not provide a full account of his travel history or medical circumstances to the attending doctors in keeping with the 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.”

However, some reports claimed that the victim died in the Lagos University Teaching Hospital, Idi-Araba, hours after he was admitted.

But Prof. Akin Abayomi didn’t clarify where he died in his tweets on Saturday morning.