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Covid-19: Infections Surge As Nigeria As NCDC Records 1,683 Cases In 3 Days

There is a COVID-19 infections surge in Nigeria after the country recorded more than 500 COVID-19 cases in daily figures for the third time on Friday.

The government is struggling to deal with a new and more infectious variant of the virus, the Delta Variant.

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) said figures on Saturday morning showed another 590 cases were reported.

On July 28, some 535 cases were reported, 558 were registered on July 29, and 590 cases were logged on July 30, which is now the biggest daily increase in the country since March 4, 2021, when 708 cases were registered.

According to the NCDC, the number of cases is rising, so is the country’s testing capacity since the peak of the first wave last year.

The NCDC said that the new daily tally of 558 on Thursday has now been overtaken by Friday’s 590 cases and these have raised the total infections in the country to 173,411.

It said the country also registered eight new deaths from COVID-19-related complications on Friday, keeping the death toll at 2,148.

The NCDC stated that the 590 additional infections were registered across 17 States and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).

According to it, Friday’s figures are higher when compared with the 558 cases reported 24 hours earlier and ranks highest daily tally since March 4 when 708 cases were reported.

The Public health agency said that Lagos State reported 306 new infections, Akwa Ibom, 54 more cases, Katsina, Oyo and Rivers had 40, 39 and 26 fresh infections respectively.

Other states were Niger-23, Gombe-19, Ogun-16, Ekiti-15, the FCT-10, Nasarawa-10, Delta-9, Bayelsa and Plateau-5 each, Imo-4, Ebonyi and Jigawa-3 each and Kano-1.

The NCDC said Friday’s report includes cases reported for Niger State for July 28 (12) and July 29 (11).

It noted that cases reported for Delta state for July 10 is (1), July 11 (1), July 13 (3), and July 29 (4).

It added that zero cases were reported from Ondo and Osun States.

The agency said that 48 people have recovered and were discharged from various isolation centres in the country on Friday.

It added that to date, 164,978 recoveries have been recorded nationwide in 36 states and the Federal Capital Territory.

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