Nigeria’s coronavirus infections rise again with 999 new cases

In the last 24 hours, about 999 newly confirmed Covid-19 cases were found in Nigeria, the latest second-highest daily tally ever.

This is coming after Nigeria’s daily coronavirus infections fell for two consecutive days after over two weeks of high numbers across the country.

On Monday, 356 new cases were confirmed, one of the lowest recorded this month. About 501 new cases were reported on Sunday.

But with the 999 new cases reported Tuesday in 18 states, infections seem to have picked pace again.

Health experts are raising serious concerns over the recent resurgence in infections which they believe could be more dangerous if citizens keep violating safety protocols.

Last week alone, 5,176 infections were reported – the highest weekly figure so far.

With the 999 new cases, Nigeria’s total coronavirus cases rose sharply to 79,789.

This is according to an update Tuesday night by Nigeria Centre For Disease Control (NCDC).



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