Nigeria records second highest daily COVID-19 cases

Nigeria recorded 758 new COVID-19 cases on Tuesday, its second-highest daily number since it recorded its first case of the virus in February.

Nigeria records second highest daily COVID-19 cases

According to the Nigeria Center for Disease Control NCDC, FCT recorded 305 new cases, the highest for the day. Other states with new cases include Lagos-152, Kaduna-103, Bauchi-44 , Gombe-35, Plateau-31, Rivers-17, Sokoto-15, Kwara-13, Kano-9, Ebonyi-8, Ogun-5, Osun-5, Oyo-4, Edo-4, Anambra-4, Bayelsa-2, Ekiti-1 and Taraba-1.

The number is over 300 per cent higher than the 201 cases recorded the previous day and came four days after the country recorded its highest daily figure of 796. The previous record before the 796 was the 745 reported on June 19.

Nigeria now has a total of 74,132 confirmed cases. 66,494 patients have been discharged so far with 1,200 deaths recorded.

Bracing for a second wave, the Nigerian government has ordered the reopening of all isolation and treatment centres in the country.

Nigeria has so far tested over 840,000 of its 200 million population for the virus.

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