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No fewer than nine COVID-19 patients have been confirmed dead in Lagos State.

The state Commissioner for Health, Professor Akin Abayomi, in a statement on his Twitter on Monday, said the latest casualties brought the total number of deaths from coronavirus to 59 in the state.

“COVID-19 Lagos update as of 31st of May, 2020: 188 new COVID-19 infection confirmed in Lagos.

“A total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Lagos is now 4,959.

COVID-19 related deaths were recorded, bringing total COVID-19 related deaths in Lagos to 59,” he wrote.

The state Ministry of Health, in another tweet, said Abayomi, received a delegation from the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 at his office in Ikeja.

He was said to have highlighted some of the challenges facing the state in the fight against the virus.

The leader of the delegation, Dr Faisai Shuaib, who is the Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of the National Primary Health Care Development Agency, commended the efforts of the state response team.

He noted that Lagos had continued to show exemplary leadership in the war against COVID-19 and assured that the Federal Government would support the state in its drive to contain the disease.

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