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Nigeria Records Highest Daily COVID-19 Cases In Almost Five Months

Channels Television  
Updated July 30, 2021
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Nigeria’s coronavirus cases maintained a steady increase since the start of the week with 558 new infections confirmed on Thursday.

The figure was reported by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) in its latest update on the outbreak of the disease in the country.

Data from the NCDC – the Federal Government agency responsible for the control of disease outbreaks – revealed that the figure reported on July 29 was the highest in almost five months.

The last time Nigeria reported a daily figure higher than 558 was on March 4, 2021, when a total of 708 cases were confirmed.

In the latest update by the agency, the NCDC explained that the new cases were reported in 15 states across the country, as well as the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).

Amid fears that the country was already slipping into the third wave of the pandemic, Lagos State reported 376 new infections.

The state was trailed by Oyo which had 33 more cases, Akwa Ibom where 26 new cases were reported, and the FCT which reported 22 fresh infections.

Other states included Imo – 15, Bayelsa – 13, Ekiti – 13, Kano – 12, Ogun – 11, Plateau – 11, Delta – nine, Jigawa – six, Rivers – four, Zamfara – four, Edo – two, and Ebonyi – one.

A total of 708 cases were reported on March 4, 2021.

 

Two deaths were also recorded on Thursday – raising the number of those who have lost the battle to the virus to 2,141.

Since the country recorded its first cases in late February 2020, the NCDC has confirmed a total of 178,821 cases in 36 states and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).

While 164,930 people have recovered from the disease, 2,439,850 samples have been collected and tested across the country.

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.

But 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.

See the breakdown of cases according to states below:

States AffectedNo. of Cases (Lab Confirmed)No. of Cases (on admission)No. DischargedNo. of Deaths
Lagos63,2634,29258,515456
FCT19,9786819,741169
Kaduna9,141119,06565
Plateau9,102379,00857
Rivers7,5731347,337102
Oyo7,0581596,768131
Edo4,934214,728185
Ogun4,757434,65955
Kano4,028223,896110
Ondo3,534403,42866
Kwara3,162393,06855
Delta2,672442,55672
Osun2,588162,52052
Enugu2,490162,44529
Akwa Ibom2,4164661,92624
Nasarawa2,38952,34539
Gombe2,129122,07344
Katsina2,114252,05534
Ebonyi2,04062,00232
Anambra1,909641,82619
Abia1,700-11,67922
Imo1,682211,62437
Bauchi1,55111,53317
Benue1,366151,32724
Borno1,34411,30538
Adamawa1,13441,09832
Taraba1,001097724
Ekiti9496887011
Niger935591317
Bayelsa9332788026
Sokoto7861174728
Jigawa5572052116
Yobe49904909
Kebbi4504239216
Cross River404238418
Zamfara24842368
Kogi5032