COVID 19 Cases Skyrocket as 3rd Wave Hits Nigeria

COVID 19 Cases Skyrocket as 3rd Wave Hits Nigeria

  • Nigeria recorded its highest number of daily COVID 19 cases in over 4 months
  • 404 and people tested positive for the virus on On Tuesday, July 27, taking the total infection count to  171,728 in the country
  • According to the National Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) In July alone, 4,010 cases were recorded almost 4 times the total of June (1,100)

Nigeria recorded its highest daily COVID 19 infection in over 4 months on Tuesday, July 27.

404 people across the country who were tested, had contracted the highly transmissible virus, although no death was recorded.

The last time that the country recorded more cases in a single day was March 4 when 708 cases were confirmed.

The latest report from Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) on Wednesday shows that the total number of recorded infections in Nigeria is 171,728.

The total number of COVID 19 cases recorded in July (4,010) is significantly more than 1,100 cases that were recorded in June.

The latest 404 cases were recorded in 11 states across the country but a significant portion came from Lagos.

356 new cases were recorded in the nation’s most populous state, while Rivers followed with 18 cases.

FCT had 7, Ekiti (5), Kaduna (5), Kano (3), Gombe (3), Edo (2), and Ogun (2). While Bayelsa, Plateau and Nasarawa had one new case each.

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39 people have recovered from the virus in the latest report, bringing the total recoveries to 164,837.


At this time, the NCDC has tested more than 2.4 million samples of the virus out of a population of over 200 million across the country.

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