Friday, September 17News That Matters

Uncategorized

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

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

Covid-19 Update
By Nnenna OdohNigeria’s coronavirus cases maintained a steady 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 c...
Nigeria Records COVID-19 Spike Continues With 535 New Cases

Nigeria Records COVID-19 Spike Continues With 535 New Cases

Covid-19 Update
This is according to the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) in its recent update on the outbreak. Five deaths were recorded while 49 patients have been discharged. Of the cases, Lagos recorded an alarming number of 219 infections, Akwa Ibom 142 and Oyo 47. Nigeria’s total figure has continued to rise recently, although authorities have yet to officially declare a third wave of the pandemic. As part of efforts to prevent the disturbing trend and control the deaths recorded in the first and second waves, the Federal Government, as well as some state authorities, have reintroduced the initially relaxed protocols. These include compulsory use of face masks in public places, maintaining social distancing, and restriction of crowds in places of worship and social gathe...
COVID-19: Nigeria Records Highest Daily Cases In Four Months

COVID-19: Nigeria Records Highest Daily Cases In Four Months

Covid-19 Update
By Nnenna Odoh On Tuesday, Nigeria recorded its highest daily count of COVID-19 infections in the last four months. The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) disclosed this in its latest update on the outbreak with a total of 404 new cases recorded. This makes it the biggest daily increase in the country since March 4 when 708 cases were confirmed, raising the total count to 171,728. The nation’s hardest-hit metropolis, Lagos, recorded an alarming  356 new infections trumping the previous day’s record of 157. However, a bit of respite was gained with no death recorded from the disease on Tuesday still keeping the death tally at 2,134. There was little change in the count coming from Rivers, with the southern state recording 18 new infections, while the natio...
Nigeria Records 213 More COVID-19 Cases, Two New Deaths

Nigeria Records 213 More COVID-19 Cases, Two New Deaths

Covid-19 Update
By Nnenna Odoh Nigeria has confirmed 213 new cases of coronavirus (COVID-19) in various parts of the country, said the Federal Government agency responsible for the control of disease outbreaks. The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) disclosed this in its latest update on the outbreak, saying the new cases were reported in 12 states on Monday. Two new deaths were recorded, the agency added. Of the cases, Lagos recorded an alarming number of infections – 157 – at a time when the whole country had reported low cases in previous months. Coming after the nation’s commercial capital was Rivers where 20 new infections were reported while Plateau recorded 12 more cases with Enugu and Oyo having six new infections. Other states included Gombe – three, Bauchi – two, Im...
Nigeria Records 216 New COVID-19 Cases

Nigeria Records 216 New COVID-19 Cases

Covid-19 Update
By Nnenna Odoh A total of 216 new cases of coronavirus (COVID-19) have been confirmed in various parts of the country, the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has said. In its latest update on the pandemic, the NCDC – the Federal Government agency responsible for the control of disease outbreaks – noted that the new infections were reported in eight states of the Federation on Sunday. This comes amid fears and panic as Nigeria’s total figure has continued to rise recently, although authorities have yet to officially declare a third wave of the pandemic. As part of efforts to prevent the disturbing trend and control the deaths recorded in the first and second waves, the Federal Government, as well as some state authorities, have reintroduced the initially relaxed prot...
Nigeria Confirms 973 COVID Cases In Five Days As China Disputes Origin Probe

Nigeria Confirms 973 COVID Cases In Five Days As China Disputes Origin Probe

Covid-19 Update
By Nnenna Odoh Nigeria confirmed 973 COVID-19 cases in five days, as Chinese authorities rejected a planned relaunch of a probe into the origins of the deadly disease. Figures released by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) showed that the country recorded one of its highest number of cases in months on Wednesday – 238. A closer look at the figures also indicated that on Thursday, there were 184 infections in Nigeria with Lagos leading the way. The country’s commercial centre had 124 cases. On Tuesday, there were 206; Monday’s number was 146 while 203 contracted COVID-19 on Sunday. As of Friday morning, there were 170,306 confirmed coronavirus cases, 164,772 recoveries, and 2,130 deaths in Nigeria. China Rejects Probe China on Thursday rej...
Nigeria Records Spike In COVID-19 Infections With Two Deaths, 238 New Cases

Nigeria Records Spike In COVID-19 Infections With Two Deaths, 238 New Cases

Covid-19 Update
By Nnenna Odoh Nigeria has recorded a fresh spike of COVID-19 cases. The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) in its report on Wednesday night disclosed that the country has recorded two deaths and 238 new cases. Lagos State, which still remains the epicenter of the virus in Nigeria, recorded 181 new cases, while Akwa Ibom recorded 45, Oyo 8, and Ogun 2. Ekiti and the FCT recorded one each. This now brings the total number of confirmed cases in the country to 170,122. 164,476 have recovered, while 2,130 have unfortunately died. The day’s report includes 0 cases from Rivers, Osun, Ondo, Sokoto, Kaduna, Kano, and the Nasarawa States The report also disclosed that the multi-sectoral national emergency operations center (EOC), activated at Level 2 and has continu...
NCDC Confirms 203 New COVID-19 Cases As FG Places Six States On Red Alert

NCDC Confirms 203 New COVID-19 Cases As FG Places Six States On Red Alert

Covid-19 Update
By Nnenna OdohNigeria on Sunday recorded an increase in new Covid-19 cases after 203 infections and one death were confirmed across the country. According to data from the Nigeria Centre of Disease Control, Lagos took the lead with 186 new cases. The rest of the cases were from Edo (4), Oyo (4), Rivers (4), FCT (3), and Kwara (2). This brings the number of cases recorded in the country to 169,532 – although 164,699 have been discharged – and a death toll of 2,127. The surge in new cases comes as the Federal Government on Saturday placed six states on red alert amid fears of a third wave triggered by the Delta variant of the virus. The Delta variant is believed to be more contagious and deadlier. According to a statement signed by the the Secretary to the Government o...
Nigeria Records 159 New COVID-19 Cases

Nigeria Records 159 New COVID-19 Cases

Covid-19 Update
By Nnenna Odoh Nigeria has recorded an additional 159 cases of COVID-19. The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) announced this in its daily updates on Thursday night. According to the agency, Lagos still maintains the highest figures with 119 new cases. Other affected states are Akwa Ibom (19), Rivers (11), Ogun (5), Ekiti (2), FCT (1), Delta (1), Kwara (1). This now brings the total of confirmed cases in the country to 169,074. While 164,652 have recovered from the virus, 2,126 have died.
Nigeria Confirms 154 More COVID-19 Cases As Third Wave Fears Rise

Nigeria Confirms 154 More COVID-19 Cases As Third Wave Fears Rise

Covid-19 Update
By Nnenna Odoh COVID-19 cases have continued to soar in Nigeria as 154 more infections were confirmed in the country on Tuesday, raising further concerns about the third wave of the pandemic which was first detected in the West African nation in February 2020. Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), the agency spearheading the fight against the pandemic, announced the latest figures in its daily update late Tuesday. Lagos State which was the epicentre of infections during the first and second waves of the disease continues to record a higher number of cases amid concerns by the State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu. Of the number of confirmed infections for the day under review, Lagos State had 119 new cases, while Akwa Ibom followed with 11 more persons contracting the di...