The Lagos State government on Saturday, April 11, has recorded another death from the Covid-19, otherwise known as Coronavirus disease, bringing the total number of confirmed deaths in the country to 9.
A 37-year-old new mum died at the Lagos State University Teaching Hospital, Ikeja.
The death occurred on Saturday morning, a few hours after the Lagos Commissioner of Health, Prof. Akin Abayomi, had announced the COVID-19-related death of an individual at a private hospital in Lagos earlier on Saturday.
A reliable source at LASUTH said the patient was delivered of her baby at the Lagos State Government-owned Alimosho General Hospital.
The source narrated that the woman had developed infections in the course of the childbirth, and was subsequently brought to LASUTH, also state-owned, where she was placed on admission for medical treatment.
The very reliable source confirmed to newsmen that the late patient’s result confirmed her COVID-19 status after she had passed on.
The source, who preferred anonymity, said, “The result came out after she had died, but we had suspected after she came in. So, every precaution was taken by all the workers who attended to her.”
Describing the circumstances surrounding the late patient, our source said, “She had a baby outside LASUTH [at another hospital].
“She was brought in as an emergency from Alimosho General Hospital with infection.
“She had a baby but she developed an infection. Then, it was noticed that her blood sugar was very high and she had a cough and fever and we suspected there might be coronavirus.
“So, we sent for testing and kept on managing [her], with universal precautions being taken.
“Unfortunately, the mortality rate of infection after [child] delivery is very high.
“She was 37-years-old and she died this morning [Saturday],” our source added.