Fear as NCDC reports steady rise in number of new of COVID-19 infections
- The NCDC on Wednesday, December 9, reported that the country recorded 550 new cases
- This number is alarming and certainly leaves much to be worried about
- The agency had earlier recorded over 300 cases in the country for about four consecutive days
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There are reasons to suspect that the second wave of the coronavirus pandemic spoken of by the federal government has begun already.
For close to one week, the Nigerian Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has continued to record a steady increase in the number of new cases across the nation.
The latest record of the NCDC released on Wednesday, December 9, confirms this fear.
On its Twitter page, the NCDC reported that Lagos (with 219 infections) is still on top of the list of high-risk states.
Other states and the number of cases recorded for the same day are given below:
The Federal Capital Territory-168, Kaduna-52, Kwara-19, Kano-15, Rivers-15, Sokoto-10, Enugu-9, Gombe-8, Plateau-7, Osun-7, Anambra-5, Oyo-5, Jigawa-4, Ogun-4, Bauchi-2 and Edo-1.
According to the health agency, the new cases brought the total number of infections in Nigeria to 70,195 with 1182 deaths already.
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Although the recoveries (65,110 at the moment) are very far from the deaths, the new cases witnessed in just one day is a cause for serious worry, especially at a time when many Nigerians have completely abandoned the safety and hygiene protocols prescribed by the World Health Organisation (WHO).
Meanwhile, there were fears that the much-talked-about second wave of the coronavirus pandemic in Nigeria had already started.
Many health experts and observers point to the record of the NCDC from the last four days as proof for this claim.
On Sunday, December 6, the NCDC reported that the country recorded 318 new infections spread across 12 states and the FCT, bringing the total infections to 69,255 with 1180 deaths and the number of recoveries 64,774.
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