• July 24, 2021

COVID-19 BRIEFS: Infection Rate Continues To Accelerate As Nigeria Records Highest Single-Day Figure For Third Consecutive Day


(AGENDAWATCHDOG) – COVID-19 infection rates in Nigeria has continued to accelerate as the country recorded its highest single-day figure for three successive days, with a late-night tweet by theNigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) confirming that the country on Wednesday recorded1,664 fresh cases.

The Wednesday figure is higher than the tallies reported on Tuesday – 1,354 and Monday – 1,204 by 310 and 460 cases respectively, according to the NCDC, the agency charged with the task of managing the disease outbreaks in Nigeria.

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Breakdown of the latest figures of COVID-19 in Nigeria, which is spread across 22 states, including the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), with Lagos, FCT, and Plateau reporting the highest figures, are as follows: Lagos- 642, FTC- 407, Plateau-160, Kaduna-83, Rivers- 62, Adamawa-47, Nasarawa-38, Abia-29, Edo-28, Anambra- 27, Niger-24, Ogun-24, Imo – 15, Oyo – 14, Kano – 12, Osun – 12, Borno – nine, Delta – seven, Enugu – seven, Bauchi – five, Ekiti – five, Sokoto – five, and Jigawa – two.

Nigeria has confirmed a total of 94,369 coronavirus cases out of the over one million samples tested since the outbreak of the disease in February 2020, with 77,299 patients discharged, following recovery from the ailment, while 1,324 fatalities have occurred. 


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