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Two dead as Nigeria coronavirus infections surpass 170,000

Of the over 170,000 persons infected by the disease in Nigeria, 164,741 have been discharged from hospitals after treatment.

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Nigeria’s total coronavirus infections surpassed 170, 000 after the country recorded its highest daily tally in about two months amid fears of a third wave of the pandemic.

About 238 people tested positive for coronavirus in Nigeria in the last 24 hours, taking the total number of confirmed cases in the country to 170,122.

COVID19, the potentially dangerous pneumonia-like disease caused by the coronavirus has also claimed over 2, 130 lives in Nigeria with two deaths recorded on Wednesday.

The Nigerian Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) disclosed this in an update published on its Facebook page Thursday morning.

The latest infection figure is the country’s highest since May 31 when 203 COVID-19 cases were recorded.

Meanwhile, more than two-thirds of the people infected by COVID-19 in Nigeria have recovered, indicating the quick response of the country’s health professionals in containing the virus.

Of the over 170,000 persons infected by the disease in Nigeria, 164,741 have been discharged from hospitals after treatment.

But with the recent increase in daily cases, driven by the Delta variant of the disease adjudged to be highly transmissible, active cases in the country rose to 3,240 from about 2,000 in the last week.

Specifics

The new cases on Wednesday were recorded in five states and the federal capital territory (FCT).

About two-thirds of the 238 new cases were found in Lagos with 181 of them recorded in the commercial city.

Akwa-Ibom reported 45 cases, Oyo had eight, Ogun two while Ekiti and the FCT registered one infection each.

Nigeria has so far tested over 2.4million samples for COVID-19.

 

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