Lagos tops high-risk states as NCDC records more cases

Lagos tops high-risk states as NCDC records more cases

- Nigeria recorded 150 coronavirus infections on Thursday, October 29

- The country as at Thursday had 62,521 confirmed cases and 1141 deaths

- Moreover, Lagos is still the epicentre of the virus with 89 cases

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According to the most recent report of Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), Lagos is still the epicentre of the coronavirus pandemic in the nation.

The NCDC made it known on Thursday, October 29, that Nigeria recorded 150 new cases with Lagos claiming most of the number, specifically 89.

The country, from the agency's report, has 62,521 confirmed cases, 58,249 recoveries and 1,141 deaths from the virus as at Thursday.

Lagos tops high-risk states as NCDC records more cases
Lagos is still the epicentre of coronavirus in Nigeria (Photo: Twitter/NCDC)
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Other states that come behind Lagos with their respective new infections are as follows: Rivers - 19, Ogun - 11, Bayelsa - 9, Kaduna - 8, Plateau - 8, Taraba - 3, Osun - 2 and Delta - 1.

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Meanwhile, reports had emerged that some states in Nigeria might witness a more devastating second wave of the coronavirus disease.

The NCDC warned that the non-compliance to COVID-19 health guidelines could spike the second wave in Adamawa and other states in the country.

Fahad Mohammed, the technical adviser in the implementation of NCDC’s action plan sounded the warning during the sensitisation of officials of the Nigerian police and other paramilitary agencies in Yola.

Mohammed disclosed that the health agency was concerned about the low testing for COVID-19 in Adamawa and other states. He pointed out that there are some local government areas in Adamawa state where testing has never taken place.

Mohammed said:

“There is serious concern, (though we don’t pray and God forbid) that there is likely to be even more devastating second wave of coronavirus in Adamawa and other states due to the non-compliance to COVID-19 health guidelines and people declining tests."

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The official said the NCDC was planning to open testing centres in each local government area of Adamawa to check the spread of the disease.

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