Skip to content

COVID-19: Nigeria Records 1,149 New Cases, Highest In Over One Year

COVID-19: Nigeria records 1,149 new cases, highest in over one year

FILE: NCDC National Reference Laboratory, for coronavirus testing

Rally Trade

 

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control has recorded 1,149 new cases of coronavirus, the highest number of infections in any single day since February 2020.

With the latest figure, the total number of infections in Nigeria now stands at 184,593.

The NCDC, which disclosed this on its official website handle on Thursday morning, said the 1,149 include the 393 reported from Lagos on Tuesday.

The new infections were an increase from the 357 cases reported on Tuesday.

According to the NCDC, the surge is driven by the highly transmissible Delta variant and the low vaccination rate in the country.

It said that the number of known active cases in Nigeria stood at 14,619, an increase from the 13,756 cases reported on Tuesday.

The public health agency did not state the percentage of the Delta variant in the active cases in the country.

The NCDC stated that seven patients succumbed to the disease on Wednesday and this raised the country’s total fatalities to 2,236.

It said the 1,149 new cases were reported from 15 states and the Federal Capital Territory.

According to the NCDC, Lagos reported the highest number of infections with 680 cases, followed by Rivers with 157 and Akwa Ibom with 94.

Oyo State reported 56; Edo 36; FCT 34; Ogun 31; Ekiti 20 and Delta 16.

Abia, Nasarawa, and Osun five each; Cross River, four; Plateau three; Sokoto two and Kano one.

The NCDC stated that Nigeria had now successfully treated 167,738 COVID-19 cases in the aftermath of the discharge of 279 patients on Wednesday.

It added that about 2,648,684 samples have been tested for COVID-19 in Nigeria, a country with a population in excess of 200 million people.

As the world struggles to combat variants of COVID-19, the NCDC said it would leave no stone unturned in its efforts to see an end to the pandemic in Nigeria.

The centre appealed to Nigerians to be cautious as they engage in their daily activities, noting that the virus is not a respecter of anyone.

NCDC urged Nigerians to take the vaccines, noting that it was still the safest way to curtail infection.

Confirmed Cases by State

States Affected No. of Cases (Lab Confirmed) No. of Cases (on admission) No. Discharged No. of Deaths
Lagos 69,343 10,349 58,529 465
FCT 20,301 329 19,799 173
Kaduna 9,199 9 9,124 66
Plateau 9,134 22 9,055 57
Rivers 8,981 1,025 7,850 106
Oyo 7,699 515 7,033 151
Ogun 5,112 267 4,776 69
Edo 5,059 96 4,776 187
Kano 4,036 8 3,918 110
Ondo 3,810 217 3,523 70
Akwa Ibom 3,605 802 2,771 32
Kwara 3,385 260 3,068 57
Delta 2,768 137 2,556 75
Osun 2,659 21 2,573 65
Enugu 2,538 8 2,501 29
Nasarawa 2,409 25 2,345 39
Gombe 2,228 34 2,150 44
Katsina 2,164 29 2,100 35
Ebonyi 2,047 12 2,003 32
Anambra 2,043 56 1,968 19
Abia 1,791 8 1,760 23
Imo 1,697 14 1,645 38
Bauchi 1,553 2 1,534 17
Benue 1,366 15 1,327 24
Borno 1,344 1 1,305 38
Ekiti 1,178 175 990 13
Adamawa 1,134 4 1,098 32
Taraba 1,059 30 1,005 24
Bayelsa 973 30 917 26
Niger 964 30 914 20
Sokoto 792 3 761 28
Jigawa 562 25 521 16
Yobe 499 0 490 9
Cross River 455 12 422 21
Kebbi 450 42 392 16
Zamfara 251 7 236 8
Kogi 5 0 3 2
(The Punch)

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

eleven − three =

%d bloggers like this: