Explosion of COVID-19 cases in Lagos, NCDC warns Nigerians

Lagos and some states in Nigeria are experiencing an unprecedented explosion in COVID-19 cases, according to the latest data by the Nigeria Centre of Disease Control (NCDC).


On Wednesday, Lagos detected 3,393 cases, out of which 2,536 cases were unreported between 13 December and 19 December.


On Tuesday, Lagos had posted what was then a humongous 1,552 cases, up from 844 on Monday.


States such as Rivers, Edo, Akwa Ibom, Kaduna, Ekiti, Oyo , Delta, Kano and Ogun are also experiencing more cases.


In a Facebook post earlier, the NCDC warned Nigerians that “there is an increase in confirmed #COVID19 cases”.


It urged all Nigerians to take collective responsibility by wearing face mask.washing hands regularly and practising physical distancing.

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On Wednesday, Rivers reported 260 COVID-19 cases, the second highest after Lagos.


Edo logged 62 and Akwa Ibom 32.


Today’s report, the agency said revealed the backlog in Lagos consisting the 2,536 confirmed cases on the 13th (37), 14th (365), 15th (197), 16th (577), 18th (742) & 19th (618) December.

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The report also included 42 confirmed cases reported from Akwa Ibom state for 20th (13) & 21st (29) December.


“Nine confirmed & six discharged cases reported from Enugu state for 21st December.


NCDC also reported two deaths to take the death toll 2,891.


Here is a breakdown of the cases on Wednesday:

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Akwa Ibom-42

231,413 confirmed
211,853 discharged
2,991 deaths

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