Covid-19: Nigeria Records Highest Daily Count of Infection Ever. See The Figure Recorded
Nigeria recorded her first case of Covid-19 on the 27th of February, 2020 when an Italian man tested positive for the virus. For almost 2 weeks after the index case, their was no new case/s until a new case was reported at Ewekoro in Ogun State where, a Nigerian who had contact with the Italian man, tested positive for the virus.
Today, Nigeria recorded its highest number of daily infections of the virus since the index case was recorded in February, as NCDC announced 796 new cases.
This latest figure clearly beats the 745 cases reported on the 19th of June 2020 which until last night, was the highest recorded number of cases on a single day in the country.
With the latest figure released by NCDC, Nigeria total confirmed cases now stands at 72,140 cases with 1,190 death recorded so far. This new figures is worrisome and causes fears of a second wave of the pandemic.
In the last nine (9) days, over 4,800 new cases have been reported, which is an indication of a resurgence in confirmed cases at a time when the country was recording low number of cases for weeks.
Out of the 72,140 confirmed cases in Nigeria, 65, 722 have been discharged from their various isolation centers after treatment.
Active cases in the country still stand at 5, 228 as a result of recent surge in new infections. See the breakdown of the new cases recorded in Nigeria.
See the breakdown of all the cases in Nigeria by states.
Please, don't lose guides. Wear your facemask, wash your hands regularly, sanitize your hands and observe social distancing.
Source: NCDC Official Twitter Handle.
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