Nigeria Records Fresh Spike Of COVID-19 Cases

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) disclosed in its report on Monday night that the country has recorded 161 new cases.


Lagos State, which has the widespread of the virus in  Nigeria has recorded 153 new cases while two case has been recorded in Gombe. One case each in Oyo and Rivers one each and the FCT four cases respectively.

This now brings the total number of confirmed cases in the country to 168,713.

164,476 have recovered, while 2,124 have unfortunately died.

This comes days after the NCDC said it had detected the Delta COVID-19 variant in the country.

“The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has detected a confirmed case with the SARS-CoV-2 Delta variant, also known as lineage B.1.617.2,” the health agency said in a statement last Thursday.

“The variant was detected in a traveler to Nigeria, following the routine travel test required of all international travelers and genomic sequencing at the NCDC National Reference Laboratory, Abuja.”

Meanwhile, the NCDC, has advised Nigerians to remain calm as the Federal government has good measures put in place to fight the disease and ensure the safety of her citizens, also reminding everyone to adhere to the covid-19 safety measures.

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