In News by ibukun on the 30th, April, 2020

COVID-19 affects kidney and blood, Lagos Health Commissioner reveals


Prof Akin Abayomi, Lagos State Health Commissioner, has revealed that the COVID-19 disease adversely affects the kidney and the blood.

The coronavirus is an ongoing global pandemic which has killed over 200,000 people.

Speaking during a programme on Arise News earlier today, the Lagos commissioner warned that obese, diabetic, and hypertensive persons should be “very careful” as their condition pose a likely risk of being infected with the lethal virus.

“There are new discoveries about the COVID-19 virus. For instance, it is not a straightforward respiratory problem. We have found out that it impacts the blood, the kidneys.

“The common denominator are diabetes, hypertension, and underlying immunological problems. Obesity is also a possible risk factor. We watch such people closely. If you fall into any of these categories, you have to be very careful,” he said.

Meanwhile, Nigeria on Tuesday recorded 195 more cases of the deadly coronavirus.

As at April 28, the total number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Nigeria is 1, 532.

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