22-year-old COVID-19 patient gives birth to twins in Lagos

A 22-year-old coronavirus patient receiving treatment at the Lagos University Teaching Hospital, Idi-Araba, has been delivered of a set of twins.

LUTH Chairman, Medical Advisory Committee, Prof Wasiu Adeyemo, who disclosed this in a statement on Tuesday, said the delivery brings to four, the number of expectant mothers that had put to bed at the isolation facility.

Adeyemo said, “A team of LUTH doctors, anesthetists and nurses today, Tuesday 19th May, 2020, delivered the fourth expectant mother (22 years old) diagnosed with COVID-19 of a (set of) twins (3.2kg and 3.25kg for girl and boy respectively) through a Cesarean Section.

“The mother and babies are doing well.

“Once again, we celebrate our committed frontline staff for this achievement.

“We also appreciate the support of the Federal Government, the Lagos State Government, and the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control.”

The PUNCH reports that a 33-year-old COVID-19 patient also gave birth at LUTH on May 15 while a 37-year-oldCOVID-19 patient gave birth on May 9.

The hospital had also on April 27 successfully delivered a 40-year-old COVID-19 patient of a baby girl.


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