Nigeria has continued to witness a steady rise in the number of coronavirus cases, reporting its highest single-day tally for the third consecutive day.
The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) disclosed this in a late-night tweet on Wednesday, January 6, 2021; saying 1,664 more infections were reported in 24 hours with five more fatalities.
Channels TV reports that Wednesday’s figure is higher than the tallies reported on Tuesday – 1,354 and Monday – 1,204 by 310 and 460 cases respectively.
In its latest update on the disease, the NCDC responsible for the management of disease outbreaks in Nigeria stated that the new cases were confirmed in 22 States and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).
Lagos State, FCT, and Plateau State reported the highest figures of the cases with 642, 407, and 160 new infections respectively, while others recorded lower figures.
According to the NCDC, Kaduna State recorded 83, Rivers State confirmed 62, Adamawa State reported 47, Nasarawa State had 38, Abia State recorded 29, Edo State reported 28, Anambra State has 27, while Niger and Ogun States had 24 new cases each.
Others are Imo State – 15, Oyo State – 14, Kano State – 12, Osun State – 12, Borno State – nine, Delta State – seven, Enugu State – seven, Bauchi State – five, Ekiti State – five, Sokoto State – five, and Jigawa State – two.
Following the new highest single-day tally, Nigeria has confirmed a total of 94,369 coronavirus cases out of the over one million samples tested since the outbreak of the disease in February 2020.
The Nation’s recovery figure also rose to 77,299 while 1,324 deaths have been recorded in the 36 States and the Nation’s capital.
Amid the second wave of infections in Nigeria, the Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19 had called on State authorities to reopen their treatment and isolation centres.
After an initial relaxation of COVID-19 measures, the PTF asked the State authorities to reactivate the protocols to promptly tackle the spread of the disease; warning the people, especially the Very Important Personalities (VIPs) and Government officials, against flouting the COVID-19 travel protocols.