COVID-19: Nigeria Records 1,149 New Cases, Highest In 2021, Lockdown Is Looming
Following the third wave of the new variant of the COVID-19 scourge that hit the world, the Nigeria Center for Disease Control, NCDC, has confirmed 1,149 cases of COVID-19 across the country.
The announcement was issued by the health agency on Thursday morning via a post on its verified Facebook page.
In the most recent development, Lagos State, Nigeria’s epicentre of the terrible disease, registered 680 new cases, followed by Rivers with 157 infections.
The country has also recorded seven deaths in the last 24 hours, bringing the total number of fatalities to 2,236.
Since the disease’s breakout in Nigeria in 2020, the country has documented 184,593 cases, with 167,738 successfully treated.
According to reports, the discovery comes amid fears of a new lockdown owing to the virus’s third wave. In 2020, a similar lockdown brought the entire planet to a halt.
Despite the presence of the Delta form of COVID-19 in the country, the Federal Government allayed fears of a new lockdown on Thursday last week, saying that the country was not in a position where another national lockdown would be contemplated.
Dr. Osagie Ehanire, Minister of Health, made the explanation during the weekly ministerial press briefing at the Presidential Villa in the nation’s capital, Abuja.
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