Nigeria’s COVID-19 Cases Rise Again With 223 New Infections

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Nigerian Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) on Friday confirmed 223 new cases of the novel Coronavirus (COVID-19), bringing the number of infected people in the country to 63,731.

According to the official records, one death has been confirmed the last 24 hours. This brings the death toll to 1,154. The update also noted that the 223 new cases were reported from 17 states including the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).

Lagos continues to be the most affected state, with 85 new cases reported. The commercial city is Nigeria’s coronavirus hotspot with over 21,000 infections, about a third of the country’s total.

Others include: FCT (35), Akwa Ibom (24), Enugu (18), Plateau (13), Rivers (10), Abia (7), Ebonyi (6), Anambra (5), Adamawa (4), Bauchi (3), Imo (3), Ogun (3), Oyo (3), Kwara (2), Osun (1), Taraba (1).

There have been warnings including from the Africa Centres for Disease Control and the Nigerian government that a more devastating second wave of coronavirus could occur in Nigeria and much of the African continent.

Both Nigerians and the government appear to be lax about adhering and enforcing COVID-19 safety protocols which was evident in the two weeks long civil unrest across the country.

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