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.