COVID-19 cases hit all-time high in Nigeria on Wednesday, with Lagos and Abuja posting more than half of new infections.
According to statistics released by the Nigerian Centre for Disease Control, NCDC, Nigeria reported 1,664 new cases of Coronavirus on Wednesday, the highest in a single day since the pandemic broke out in February 2020 in the country.
Lagos recorded 642 fresh cases, while Abuja posted 402 new infections and Plateau, 160 cases.
Both Lagos and Abuja raked in over 1,000 of Wednesday’s new cases posted by the nation.
This takes the nation’s total confirmed COVID-19 cases to 94,369, with 77,299 survivors discharged and 1,324 deaths reported, after five people died on Wednesday.
New cases were reported in 21 States and the Federal Capital Territory today.
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Prof. Chris Bode, Chief Medical Director (CMD), Lagos University Teaching Hospital (LUTH), Idi-Araba, Lagos, on Wednesday said COVID-19 second wave was ravaging our land and claiming many lives.
The hospital in an advisory issued by its Chief Medical Director, Professor Chris Bode, warned Nigerians to take very seriously all the COVID19 protocols.
According to Professor Bode, the hospital has seen an upsurge of people treating malaria instead of going for COVID19 test. He said most of the people that have died from the disease went to the hospital late for diagnosis and treatment.