Because of this virus we deal with levity, there is a spike in covid-19. A call to the nation to arise with necessary prevention.
According to health authorities, coronavirus infections in Nigeria have steadily increased in the past week with 474 new cases reported on Wednesday.
In just seven days, 2, 729 infections were reported, indicating a turnaround in cases after weeks of low numbers.
The most recent outbreaks, reported from 16 states, took the country’s total number of infections to 70,669.
A total of 1,184 deaths were also reported in the world after two people died of the disease on Wednesday.
Meanwhile, 65,242 of Nigeria’s more than 70,000 people infected by the disease have been discharged from hospitals after treatment.
Active cases in the country are now over 5, 000 because of the recent increase in new infections.
This is according to an update on Wednesday night by Nigeria’s Centre for Disease Control (NCDC).
The 474 new cases were reported from the following 16 states:
Again, more than half of the total, Abuja and Lagos, the two most affected cities, led with 180 and 134 new cases respectively in Wednesday’s count.
The update came in the midst of a second wave of infections in many parts of the world especially Europe and America. The global tally has reached 66 million diseases and 1.5 million deaths.
However there is hope that in the treatment of the virus, at least three vaccines have shown more than 90 percent effectiveness during the trials, according to the manufacturers.
Nigeria has so far tested over 800,000 out of its 200 million individuals for the virus.
The Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19 has also advised Nigerians to cancel their Christmas and New Year trips in order to reduce the risk of contracting the virus.