Nigeria Reports Highest Covid 19 Daily Infections
As the world continues to fight the virus, Nigeria reported its highest daily COVID-19 cases on Monday.
1,204 new coronavirus infections were confirmed by the Nigerian Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) on Monday.
The last peak figure before Monday was the 1,145 cases recorded on 12 December 2020. With the latest figure, from 90,080 to 91,351, the total number of cases across the country grew.
7 Seven additional deaths from COVID-19 complications have also been recorded in Nigeria in the last 24 hours, as the increase continues to feed into fatalities in new cases.
The Monday figures took Nigeria’s overall death count from COVID-19 to 1,318.
In the past 17 days, 106 confirmed deaths have been recorded from the virus.
There has been an increase in coronavirus cases in Nigeria since early December 2020, as the country continues to report relatively high regular infections.
Nigeria has never had a higher number of regular infections than the 745 recorded on June 19, before the resurgence of infections in December.
For the first time since the pandemic entered Nigeria in late February, daily cases in the country averaged 600 in about a month, with the distribution concentrated in the two main entry points and the hardest-hit cities of the country, Lagos and Abuja.
Health experts agree that the reduction of security guards and the poor implementation of protocols could be responsible for the spike, especially at the country’s major airports in Abuja and Lagos.
Active cases in the country rose sharply from about 3,000 some weeks ago to over 11,000 due to a rise in new infections.
Of the over 91,000 cases so far, 75,699 patients have been discharged from hospitals after treatment.
Lagos led with 604 new cases, more than half of Monday’s tally. The commercial city is Nigeria’s coronavirus epicentre with a total of nearly 32,000 cases and about 250 deaths.
Abuja with the second highest number of infections and deaths also came second on Monday with 200 new cases.
With the country into the second wave of the pandemic, federal authorities have ordered the reopening of all isolation and treatment centres in the country.
Due to a rise in new infections, active cases in the nation rose dramatically from around 3,000 some weeks ago to over 11,000.
75,699 patients have been released from hospitals after treatment, out of over 91,000 cases so far.
With 604 new events, Lagos led, with more than half of Monday’s count. With a record of nearly 32,000 cases and about 250 deaths, the commercial city is Nigeria’s coronavirus epicentre.
Abuja also finished second on Monday with the second highest number of infections and deaths, with 200 new cases.
With the world entering the second phase of the pandemic, federal authorities ordered all isolation and treatment centers in the country to be reopened.
The failure of Nigerians to comply with the COVID-19 safety protocols during the festive season could, according to the NCDC, lead to a greater spread of the disease.