The Lagos State University Teaching Hospital (LASUTH), Ikeja, Lagos state has recorded the death of a COVID-19 patient on Saturday 11 April.
The Lagos State Gov. Sanwo confirmed that Lagos State has recorded another death due to the coronavirus
From a reliable source at that hospital, the patient was known as Ayinke and was Admitted on April 8 for the ailment of “puerperal sepsis” with a high index of suspicion of COVID-19.
Puerperal Sepsis is an infection in the female genital tract within 10 days of childbirth, miscarriage, or abortion.
Also, according to sources, the patient’s temperature was very higher and a specimen was taken for a test of April 9, and she tested positive for the Coronavirus disease.
“Unfortunately, the patient had died by the time we got the result,” the source told NAN.
This was confirmed in a memo by the Chief Medical Director of LASUTH Prof.Tokunboh Fabamwo.
It reads: “From the CMD, Saturday 11th April 2020 CORONA VIRUS POSITIVE MORTALITY IN AYINKE HOUSE.
“A case of puerperal sepsis with a high index of suspicion of COVID-19 was admitted on Wednesday.
“LASUTH management was notified on Thursday about the suspicion.
“The normal protocol for testing was activated and the test was carried out. The patient eventually died this morning and the test came out positive.
“The corpse is awaiting evacuation to Yaba. The emergency unit where she was managed will be fumigated immediately and shut down for 48 hours.
“All the Doctors and Nurses that came in contact with the patient are being tested regarding the practice of universal precautions.
“The news from HOD OB & Gyn is that it was unlikely any of them did not practice universal precautions since there was a high level of suspicion.
“In case we find any staff who came in contact without precautions, such staff will self isolate and be tested in five days time.
“The Honourable Commissioner for Health has been briefed about the development and is in total agreement with all the steps that we are taking.”