Nigeria’s COVID-19 spread worsens with over 600 cases for two consecutive cays
London, June 13, 2020 (AltAfrica)-Cases of Covid-19 in Nigeria appear to be getting worse day after day. On Friday the country reported another 627 new cases pushing the nation’s total infections past the 15,000 mark, the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control said.
Earlier on Friday, Lagos announced it has discharged 90 COVID-19 patients after they fully recovered.
But there are concerns that the virus spread is getting to crisis point across the country as the NCDC reported over 600 new cases for two consecutive days, a first since the first case in March
627 new cases of #COVID19Nigeria— NCDC (@NCDCgov) June 12, 2020
399 deaths pic.twitter.com/aiShUyjiJA
Overall, the NCDC announced 12 deaths, jumping from 387 to 399.
Those discharged were 397. This took the discharged to 4,491 from 4,494 on Thursday.
Meanwhile, authorities have warned that the number of cases will rise as testing capacity increases.
Nigeria is currently in the second phase of easing its lockdown restrictions, with worship centres expected to restart in more states.
According to the NCDC, the country has now confirmed at least 15,181 cases of the novel coronavirus with 4,891 recovered patients.
Again, in Friday’s reporting, Lagos led the state ranking with 229 new cases. The Federal Capital Territory (FCT) trailed behind, reporting 65 new infections.
Other states with new infections include Abia (54), Borno (42), Oyo (35), Rivers (28), Rivers (28), Edo (28), Gombe (27), Ogun (21), Plateau (18), Delta (18), Bauchi (10), Kaduna (10), Benue (9), Ondo (8), Kwara (6), Nasarawa (4), Enugu (4), Sokoto (3), Niger (3), Kebbi (3), Yobe (1), and Kano (1).