NCDC records highest number of daily COVID-19 cases in 6 months


The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has recorded the highest number of COVID-19 cases within a 24-hour period.

790 cases of Coronavirus were recorded on Wednesday, which is the highest daily figure recorded since March, 2021.

The latest development was announced by the national health agency on Thursday morning.

According to the report by NCDC, the infections were recorded in 13 states of the federation including Abuja.

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Lagos, the epicenter of the pandemic, had the highest toll with 574 cases, followed by Rivers (83) and Ondo (38).

Others are Ogun (31), Oyo (23), Delta (10), FCT (9), Ekiti (7), Edo (6), Osun (4), Anambra (2), Bayelsa (2), and Plateau (1).

As at Wednesday, August 11, 2021, a total of 179,908 cases have been confirmed in the country, 166,203 patients have been discharged and 2,195 deaths recorded in 36 states, including the Federal Capital Territory.

Globally, over 200 million cases of the virus have been confirmed with over 4 million deaths recorded.

With the emergence of the Delta strain, which is a more deadly variant of the virus, many countries have reimposed lockdowns and restrictions, making travel and vaccination difficult.

The new COVID-19 strain challenges the efficacy of the current vaccination effort as it proves resistant to many of the vaccines in circulation.