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Covid-19

COVID 19: Delta Variant Threatens Nigeria as 790 Cases are Recorded

COVID 19: Delta Variant Threatens Nigeria as 790 Cases are Recorded

  • Despite Nigeria’s best efforts to contain the spread of COVID 19, the country is now averaging more than 700 cases each day
  • According to an update on the Facebook page of the Nigeria Center for Disease Control, 790 new infections were recorded on Wednesday
  • The surge of the virus has been driven by the Delta variant which recently made its way into the country

Nigeria has been struggling to limit the growing number of COVID 19 cases in the country since the emergence of the Delta variant.

The Nigeria Center for Disease Control (NCDC) reported that 790 new cases were recorded in the country on Wednesday.

The latest reported daily infection is the country’s highest in about 6 months and represents an increase from the 610 cases recorded in the previous day.

The recent surge of the virus has resulted in the government and health officials demanding that Nigerians adhere to preventive measures.

COVID 19

According to the NCDC’s report, the spread of the virus was more alarming in some states than others.

Lagos and Rivers have recorded the most cases in the past few days and it remained the same in the latest report.

Lagos led the way with 574 new infections, while Rivers followed with 83 recorded cases.

Ondo state had 38, Ogun (31), Oyo (23), Delta(10) while 9 new infections were recorded in the Federal Capital Territory.

Ekiti state had 7, Edo (6), Osun (4). Anambra and Bayelsa reported 2 news cases each while Plateau had one.

However, three states, Kano, Nasarawa and Sokoto did not report a single new case, according to the NCDC’s update.

COVID 19 deaths

One death was recorded from COVID 19 complications, bringing the fatality count to 2,195.

At this time, Nigeria has only tested 2.5 million samples from its population of over 200 million.

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