Fear as Nigeria records highest-ever daily figure of COVID-19

Fear as Nigeria records highest-ever daily figure of COVID-19

- For Nigerians who do not believe coronavirus exists in Nigeria, perhaps the record of Thursday, January 21, will change their minds

- The nation recorded its highest daily infection since the inception of the pandemic in its borders

- The NCDC said that there were 1,964 new cases as at Thursday night

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Since the outbreak of COVID-19 in Nigeria back in early 2020, the number of infections recorded on Friday, January 22, 1,964 is, without doubt, the highest-ever daily number of cases so far.

Added to this, the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) in a tweet reported that the nation lost seven persons to the virus in just one day.

At the moment, the number of recorded cases is 116,655, while there are 93,646 recoveries and 1,485 deaths.

Lagos, still leading as the epicentre of the pandemic in the country, has 824 new cases while the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) came behind it with 246 infections.

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COVID-19: NCDC reports 1,964 new infections
1,964 infections, the highest number of cases Nigeria has recorded so far (Photo: @NCDCgov)
Source: Twitter

Other states with lower cases are given as follows:

Plateau (166), Kaduna (128), Ogun (76), Nasarawa (74), Anambra (69), Edo (50), Rivers (45), Ondo (44), Niger (40), Oyo (38), Adamawa (35), Kano (31), Akwa Ibom (27), Gombe (19), Kwara (13), Ekiti (12), Delta (6), Kebbi (6), Bauchi (5), Ebonyi (4), Osun (3), and Zamfara (1).

Meanwhile, the Nigerian Medical Association (NMA) had told the federal government to review its position on the resumption of all public and private schools across Nigeria.

The president of NMA, Prof. Innocent Ujah, said on Wednesday, January 20, that there would be an increase in COVID-19 infections as schools reopened amid the second wave of the coronavirus pandemic.

Legit.ng gathered that the NMA president said though schools would not be closed forever, there was the need for school administrators to enforce all COVID-19 protocols outlined by the NCDC to forestall the spread of the infection.

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Ujah said:

“We are not saying they should not reopen schools because we don’t know how long the pandemic will last. But if we have to open schools, NYSC camps, market places or airports, we should obey the NCDC protocols. Once we do that, we are likely to reduce the rate of infections and the extent to which people get infected..."

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