Covid-19: Nigeria Records A Six-Month Highest


*As Tally Stands At 700 New Cases In 24 Hours Amidst Delta Variant


The Nigeria Centre for Diseases Control, NCDC, disclosed early Thursday that ongoing Covid-19 Infection rate across the country has recorded a six-month highest incident record, with Lagos also setting a new record.
Director General of the NCDC, Dr Chikwe Ihekweazu, who made the disclosure via NCDC’s verified website, explained that the country recorded 790 new infection cases on Wednesday, amidst exigent Delta variant concerns. The figure marks a sharp rise in the infection rate which stood at 180 on Tuesday.
The sudden surge, representing the country’s highest since February, is, according to the NCDC, driven, in the main, by the highly transmissible Delta variant.
Following the development, the federal government has, yet again, called on all Nigerians to take responsibility by adhering to all preventive measures particularly now that the caseload keeps looking north in the face of the ongoing doctors strike.
The NCDC revealed that affected states are struggling to curb the spread of the Delta variant but that the situation is becoming alarming particularly in Lagos, Akwa-Ibom, Rivers and Oyo states just as it is worrisome in the FCT, where the strain is accounting for a large number of the cases.
With Wednesday’s recorded infection figures, Lagos state set a new record with 574 cases with Rivers also recorded worrisome figures which stood at 83. Ondo, Ogun, Oyo, Delta, the FCT, Ekiti, Edo and Osun recorded 38, 31, 23, 10, 6 and 4 respectively while Anambra and Bayelsa recorded 2 cases each just as Plateau came up with 1.
Kano, Nasarawa and Sokoto states reported zero cases.
Wednesday recorded, bringing the nation’s total fatality count to 2,195.

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