COVID-19 cases on the rise as Nigeria enters fourth wave

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Nigeria on Monday recorded 1,368 more COVID-19 cases, hours after the country confirmed that it had entered the fourth wave of the pandemic. The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) released the new figure in an update on Monday night.

A breakdown of the daily infection rate showed that the new cases were confirmed in 19 states and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Abuja. Lagos, with 844 infections, recorded the highest number of cases for the day followed by the FCT with 209 persons contracting the disease.

Other states with newly-infected people include Oyo – 58 cases, Abia – 51, Ondo – 39, Ogun – 30, Kaduna – 26, Delta – 20, Akwa Ibom – 17, and Osun – 15. Ekiti – 12, Anambra – 7, Zamfara – 7, Cross River – 6, Kano – 6, Kwara – 6, Rivers – 6, Bauchi – 5, Gombe – 3, and Plateau – 1 make up the other states with more infections for the day under review.

Monday’s update takes the number of COVID-19 infections in Nigeria to 225,255 out of which 211,660 have been discharged. But 2,985 deaths have thus far been reported from the disease in the country.

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