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Lagos Records First COVID-19 Death As Infected Renal Patient Dies At LUTH by uptimum123(m): 7:29pm On Apr 03, 2020
He didn’t disclose his travel, medical history
COVID-19 only detected after blood sample tested positive postmortem –Source
Tessy Igomu

A 55-year-old man who was admitted to the Lagos University Teaching Hospital, Idi-Araba, has died in the facility.

A reliable source at the tertiary hospital said the man died of (complications arising from) the global pandemic COVID-19 disease.

The source said the hospital discovered that the patient had COVID-19 after he tested positive to the virus when 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.

According to our source, 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, our source said.

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.

“The man did not give his travel history, or the fact that he had contact with someone who had travelled overseas.

“(When asked) He told the doctors that he had no history of coughs, sore throat, joint pains or diarrhoea,” our source added.

The caregiver said when the patient arrived at LUTH on Thursday night, he was sent to the “spillover unit” because the hospital had run out of bed spaces.

However, when he developed complications, a junior doctor (Reg) at the Accident & Emergency Unit reviewed his case and notified the Senior Registrar of his suspicion.

“After the Senior Registrar reviewed his case and confronted him with their findings, the man revealed the true story about his travels and his fear that he might have contracted COVID-19, and died shortly afterwards.

“He confessed that he had been coughing and that he had returned from Holland two weeks ago, where he had gone for follow-up treatment after a renal transplant he also had there.

“When confronted after the man’s death, his family members said they withheld the information about his likely COVID-19 infection because they were afraid that LUTH would reject him if they disclosed his true state,” our source added.

The man died early Friday morning, and the Lagos State coronavirus emergency workers took away his body.

When PUNCH HealthWise put a call across to the Lagos State Emergency Helpline for COVID-19, a staff at the centre said a similar call had also been placed by someone earlier regarding the incident.

“I got a call in respect of this from somebody in LUTH and we are yet to confirm that.

“We are only at the call centre to receive calls and don’t know what is going on out there,” the officer, who identified himself as Tolani, said.

Asked if it was a LUTH staff that called the helpline, Tolani said he didn’t know the persons’ identity. “I just got a random call,” he said.

He, however, told our correspondent to call back at an unstated time.

Meanwhile, a text message to confirm the development was sent separately to the Chief Medical Director of LUTH, Prof. Chris Bode; and the Lagos State Commissioner for Health, Prof. Akin Abayomi.

The message read, “Good evening sir. Trust your day was good. My name is Tessy Igomu, a journalist with The PUNCH Newspapers. I learnt that a COVID-19 patient with travel history to Holland just died in LUTH. Can you kindly confirm?”

Replying to the text message, Prof. Bode Chris said, “Confirm that with the Hon Commissioner of Health, Lagos State.

“He is the only one who gives out details and figures during an epidemic.”

The Health Commissioner has yet to respond to the text message as of the time of filing this report.

When our correspondent called the Health Commissioner, Prof. Akin Abayomi; and the Director, Public Affairs at the Lagos State Ministry of Health, Mr. Tunbosun Ogunbanwo, their individual phones rang out without being answered.


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Re: Lagos Records First COVID-19 Death As Infected Renal Patient Dies At LUTH by Nobody: 7:33pm On Apr 03, 2020
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Re: Lagos Records First COVID-19 Death As Infected Renal Patient Dies At LUTH by Nobody: 7:34pm On Apr 03, 2020
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Re: Lagos Records First COVID-19 Death As Infected Renal Patient Dies At LUTH by Makavelli25: 7:36pm On Apr 03, 2020
Lord it is your mercy we need now o Hmmmm
Re: Lagos Records First COVID-19 Death As Infected Renal Patient Dies At LUTH by StagethemTVee: 7:37pm On Apr 03, 2020
Awom mad family

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Re: Lagos Records First COVID-19 Death As Infected Renal Patient Dies At LUTH by iamoyindamola(m): 7:41pm On Apr 03, 2020
May he rot in hell for putting others at risk, selfish mofos.

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Re: Lagos Records First COVID-19 Death As Infected Renal Patient Dies At LUTH by donbachi(m): 7:42pm On Apr 03, 2020
Movie to use collect dia own share of the world bank $1.9billion...unknowingly to dem,Naija no dey d list.
Re: Lagos Records First COVID-19 Death As Infected Renal Patient Dies At LUTH by Prudencely: 7:50pm On Apr 03, 2020
Terrible
Re: Lagos Records First COVID-19 Death As Infected Renal Patient Dies At LUTH by oziamaka: 8:17pm On Apr 03, 2020
his family members that brought him with out disclosing his travel history are also Wicked and selfish for risking other people' s life. hope the govt plàce all of them on compulsory isolation.

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Re: Lagos Records First COVID-19 Death As Infected Renal Patient Dies At LUTH by Lorazepam(f): 8:30pm On Apr 03, 2020
This is wickedness honestly. Lying about his travel history is so unfair, and it's such a pity that the doctors, nurses, other health care staff and the other patients in the emergency ward are all at high risk of contracting COVID 19. cry

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Re: Lagos Records First COVID-19 Death As Infected Renal Patient Dies At LUTH by delpee(f): 8:36pm On Apr 03, 2020
Wow! See how medical personnel are unnecessarily exposed to Coronavirus. Selfish people indeed. Why go to LUTH to tell lies and mix with other patients? We all know that those with travel history are better off reporting to IDH Yaba if they feel unwell.

PPE should be provided for our doctors and nurses urgently. We need them to stay alive like everyone else.

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Re: Lagos Records First COVID-19 Death As Infected Renal Patient Dies At LUTH by Montlab25: 8:42pm On Apr 03, 2020
Lorazepam:
This is wickedness honestly. Lying about his travel history is so unfair, and it's such a pity that the doctors, nurses, other health care staff and the other patients in the emergency ward are all at high risk of contracting COVID 19. cry
This is my worry too.
Re: Lagos Records First COVID-19 Death As Infected Renal Patient Dies At LUTH by serendipityF: 8:45pm On Apr 03, 2020
Haba na, only God knows how many pple he has infected

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Re: Lagos Records First COVID-19 Death As Infected Renal Patient Dies At LUTH by Mizwisdom(f): 8:47pm On Apr 03, 2020
If he had renal failure plus diabetes, wasn't he already a walking corpse and he didn't disclose his travel history until they were forced to test him. Why are some people so wicked? RIP




PS: Stay away from Chinese face masks and other Chinese products. Keep your distance from Chinese people, don't move near them for your own safety.
Re: Lagos Records First COVID-19 Death As Infected Renal Patient Dies At LUTH by Albinoworwor: 12:05am On Apr 04, 2020
I feel so pained to tell u that u might never rest well for exposing those health workers to this pandemic and your family is supposed to die by firing squad coz this selfish act of your insensitive caregivers equates murder angry angry angry
Re: Lagos Records First COVID-19 Death As Infected Renal Patient Dies At LUTH by Ulunne777(f): 4:58am On Apr 04, 2020
This is the height of wickedness

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