A pregnant COVID-19 positive patient at the Gbagada isolation centre in Lagos State was on Saturday delivered of a baby boy, the Lagos State government reports.
The Lagos State Governor, Governor Sanwo-Olu who also confirmed the news on his official social media handle on Saturday 16th May 2020, said the pregnant COVID-19 positive patient whose identity was not made public, gave birth to a baby boy via a caesarean section.
The Governor further stated that both mother and child are doing well, as the state discharges 67 patients.
Taking to his social media handle to update Lagosians on COVID-19 situation reports in the State, Governor Sanwo-Olu released the following statement:
It specially warms my heart to bring you this great news. Today, a pregnant COVID19 positive patient was delivered of a baby boy through caesarean section at the Gbagada Isolation Centre. Both Mother and baby are doing well.
Also, 67 fully recovered patients; 22 Females and 45 Males including 3 Foreign Nationals – 2 Indians and a Chinese were discharged to join the society.
The patients; 24 from the Mainland Infectious Disease Hospital, Yaba, 22 from Onikan, 11 from Agidingbi, 2 from Lekki and 8 from Lagos University Teaching Hospital (LUTH) Isolation Centres were discharged having tested negative to COVID-19 in two consecutive readings.
With the latest development, the number of patients successfully managed and discharged from our Isolation facilities has risen to 608.
This great news is a pointer that our strategies are working and yielding the desired results. It is also a sign of victory and motivation for us as we push ahead in the battle against the Coronavirus pandemic.
As our front line health workers record successes in this battle against COVID-19, we urge citizens to adhere strictly to our public advisories and directives as this is the only way we can break the chain of transmission of the infection and hoist the flag of victory at the end of it all.
As we look forward to more great news in the coming days, I urge you all to take responsibility and play your part for a COVID-19 free Lagos
Thank you,” he said.