The Lagos Commissioner for Health, Professor Akin Abayomi, has confirmed four new cases of the COVID-19 pandemic in Lagos, Channels TV reports.
With this, there are now a total of 12 cases in the country. The Health Commissioner confirmed the new case at a news briefing on Thursday.
This comes barely one day after the Federal Ministry of Health confirmed five new cases of Coronavirus (COVID-19) in the country
Announcing the four new cases, Commissioner for Health in Lagos, Akin Abayomi, said 19 tests were performed on suspected cases and contacts of the five cases announced on Wednesday, out of which four turned positive.
The first positive test is that of a Nigerian female who returned from France via a Turkish airline (TK 1830) flight on March 14.
Another confirmed case is a Nigerian male in his 50s who has never left the country. He tested positive and had since been admitted.
The third case is a Nigerian male who arrived the country on March 13, from Frankfurt, Germany on Luftansa flight LH 568.
“What we have is a combination of imported cases and local transmission,” Abayomi said.
The Lagos Health ministry is currently tracking over 1,300 people in relation to COVID-19, Abayomi added.