A 55-year-old man has reportedly died from the complications of coronavirus in the Lagos University Teaching Hospital LUTH, Idi Araba.
According to reports gathered from multiple sources, the man was taken to the government-owned facility by his family members and claimed to have had only fever/tiredness, He didn’t disclose his travel, medical history
A reliable source at the tertiary hospital told PUNCH that the man died of COVID-19 complications.
The source said the hospital discovered that the patient had COVID-19 after he tested positive to the virus when a Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) test was done on his blood posthumously.
“Fingerprint antibody test was done on him, confirming his COVID-19 infection,” our source said.
The source further revealed that the man, a 55-year-old hypertensive and diabetic patient had presented to LUTH’s emergency unit on Thursday night with “malaise, tremors, and fever.” He was also diagnosed with acute chronic kidney disease and sepsis’
The source, a caregiver, said the man did not disclose his travel history and had died “a few hours” after his admission to the Federal Government-owned facility.
Health workers that directly treated the deceased have reportedly gone into isolation haven discovered they have been exposed to the deadly virus. The man died early Friday morning, and the Lagos State coronavirus emergency workers took away his body.
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