Nigeria reports sharp rise in COVID-19 cases, as Lagos, Anambra lead

After two days of drop in infections, Nigeria reported a sharp rise in COVID-19 cases on Tuesday with Lagos and Anambra States topping the chat.

Figures released by the Nigerian Centre for Disease Control, NCDC, showed that the nation posted 1,634 new cases with six deaths on Tuesday.

This represents a sharp increase from the 676 cases reported on Monday, but there is a decrease in deaths from 21 on Monday to six on Tuesday.

With Tuesday’s infections, Nigeria now has 133,552 confirmed COVID-19 cases, with 107,551 survivors discharged and 1,613 deaths reported so far.

Of the 1,634 new cases posted on Tuesday, Lagos topped the chat with 440 cases, up from the 227 cases it posted on Monday.

Anambra came second after it recorded a spike in infections with 160 new cases, the highest it has ever reported since the pandemic broke out in February 2020. The state did not post any case the previous day.

The Federal Capital Territory, FCT, Abuja came third with 158 cases, a rise from the 50 cases it reported the previous day.

Rivers raked in 134 cases, up from the 73 cases it accounted for on Monday while Abia, with 103 cases recorded its highest cases since the pandemic broke out.

See full figures below

Lagos-440
Anambra-160
FCT-158
Rivers-134
Abia-103
Oyo-90
Enugu-81
Osun-73
Gombe-54
Kwara-50
Ogun-32
Plateau-32
Akwa Ibom-31
Ondo-24
Borno-23
Delta-23
Ebonyi-21
Taraba-21
Bayelsa-16
Kaduna-15
Nasarawa-13
Jigawa-12
Bauchi-11
Kano-11
Zamfara-4
Sokoto-2

 

 

– PMNewsNigeria

About Delia Innoma

Delia Innoma is a prolific writer, promoter, artist manager with full professional proficiency in English, German and Igbo languages. She studied accounting and computer programming at the Institute of Management and Technology Enugu and Germany respectively. Delia is also a devoted mother of two and she founded the Diamond Celebrities Magazine. Her sense of responsibility and commitment to the Christian faith are essential forces driving her daily activities.

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