7th May, 2020
By Kazeem Ugbodaga
Lagos State has set a new Coronavirus record, as it ramped up 183 new infections on Thursday, the highest in a single day.
This has taken Lagos’ total figures to 1,491.
Kano had previously broken the record of 87 highest daily infections held by Lagos by raking in 92 infections.
But Lagos State shattered Kano’s record, with 183 new cases on Thursday.
This ostensibly made a mockery of the huge number of Coronavirus patients discharged by Lagos in the last few days.
Lagos had discharged 48 survivors of the pandemic on Thursday, but its biggest new infection rate calls for concern.
This may not be unconnected with the gradual easing of the lockdown in the State on Monday.
Millions of Lagosians had rushed out in large numbers, throwing social distancing into the dustbin.
Another sad news for Lagos State is that it recorded two Coronavirus deaths today.
Total number of patients discharged so far in Lagos is 406, while active cases now stand at 1,052.
Breakdown of infections on Thursday
How the states now stand: