‘Why COVID-19 patient in Lagos died’

The Lagos State Government has ascribed the death of a 55-year-old Nigerian to the strong immune suppression drugs he was taking and his inability to provide full account of his travel history.

The Nigerian died from COVID-19 related complications at the Lagos University Teaching Hospital (LUTH).

Announcing the first COVID-19 death in Lagos on Saturday, April 4, Prof Akin Abayomi, the Commissioner for health, said the man, whose identity was not revealed, had a kidney transplant seven years ago, adding that he was also diabetic.

The kidney transplant, he explained, was the reason behind his strong immune suppression drugs.

Explaining further, the health Commissioner said the Nigerian man was based in Netherlands but returned to the country two weeks ago.

He was admitted on the night of April 2 on presumption of complications from the kidney transplant.

“He, however, demonstrated some signs of an upper respiratory chest infection.

“However, he did not provide full account of his travel history or medical circumstances to the attending doctors in keeping with global trend and to enable guided treatment for COVID-19 related vulnerability due to severe underlying ill health.

“Due to his respiratory infection, he was later tested for COVID-19 and his result came out positive but he died early hours of April 3, 2020, from a cardiac arrest,” he stated.

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