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LUTH records birth of twins by coronavirus patient

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Lagos State University Teaching Hospital (LUTH) located in Idi-Araba area of Lagos has confirmed the safe delivery of twins born by a female coronavirus patient according to the Nigerian Guardian.

Prior to the delivery, she had been undergoing treatment in one of the state government isolation centres.

The statement was made by the chairman of the teaching hospital’s Medical Advisory Committee, Prof Wasiu Adeyemo who also disclosed that the number of deliveries recorded so far by the female patients in the isolation centres across the state is four.

Speaking on the birth of twins by the coronavirus patient, Adeyemo revealed that the mother of the twins is a 22-year-old coronavirus patient who is currently receiving treatment at the teaching hospital.

He further stated that the mother and twins (a boy and a girl) were delivered through a Cesarean Section and weighed 3.2kg and 3.25kg at the time of birth. He however failed to disclose the mother’s name.

 

Adeyemo who was visibly in a happy mood praised the medical staff for the achievement and appreciated the Federal Government and the Lagos state government for the efforts generated towards the fight against the coronavirus pandemic.

Although this is not the first time a coronavirus patient has given birth as three previous birth cases have been recorded, this is the first time a patient has been reported to have been delivered of twins.

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