NCDC says Nigeria Recorded Highest Daily Count Of COVID-19 Infections In Four months.


…WHO regrets jumps by 21 percent


The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) disclosed this in its latest update on the outbreak with a total of 404 new cases recorded.

This makes it the biggest daily increase in the country since March 4 when 708 cases were confirmed, raising the total count to 171,728.

This is coming on the heel of alarm raised by the WHO  expressed regrets that   the global number of Coronavirus deaths during the previous week climbed by 21 per cent .

Nigeria’s hardest-hit metropolis, Lagos, recorded an alarming  356 new infections trumping the previous day’s record of 157.

However, a bit of respite was gained with no death recorded from the disease on Tuesday still keeping the death tally at 2,134.

There was little change in the count coming from Rivers, with the southern state recording 18 new infections, while the nation’s capital FCT recorded seven more cases with Ekiti and Kaduna confirming five new cases apiece.

Other states included are Gombe -three, Kano-three, Edo-two, Ogun -two, Bayelsa-one, Plateau-one, Nasaraw-one.

According to the NCDC, 164837 cases have been discharged in 36 states and the Federal Capital Territory as of Tuesday.

As Nigeria’s confirmed cases continue to rise with fears and panic from citizens, authorities have yet to officially declare a third wave of the pandemic.

The Federal Government and some state authorities have reintroduced the initially relaxed protocols, as part of efforts to prevent the disturbing trend.

Among the measures put in place include the mandatory use of face masks in public places, maintaining social distancing, and restriction of crowds in places of worship and social gatherings.

The World Health Organisation (WHO) on Wednesday said the global number of Coronavirus deaths during the previous week climbed by 21 per cent.

Out of the 69,000 new deaths, most of which were reported in the Americas and South-east Asia, according to the dataset spanning in July 19, to July 25.

So far, more than 4 million people worldwide were confirmed to have died after being infected, the Geneva-based agency said.

The number of infections reported last week was 3.8 million, up 8 per cent from the previous week.

Nearly 194 million infections have been reported since the pandemic began in early 2020.

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