Covid 19: Phase 2 Lockdown Looms As Nigeria High Cases in The Last 4 Months

On Friday, July 30th, 2021, the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) stated that 590 new instances of covid 19 had been verified, including 8 covid-related fatalities. This is according to the NCDC’s declaration on their website.

According to the NCDC, Lagos State had the most instances on Friday, with 308 new cases accounting for 52.2 percent of all cases. With 54 new instances, Akwa Ibom was followed by Katsina (40), Oyo (39), and Rivers (36). (26).

The latest cases bring the overall number of cases and fatalities to 173,411 since the outbreak began, with 2,149 deaths, suggesting a mortality rate of 12.4 per 1,000 infected persons. A total of 2.44 million people have tested positive with the illness as of the time of writing this article.

A quick review of historical data reveals that the last time Nigeria registered more than 590 new daily covid-19 cases was on March 4, 2021, when 709 cases were verified. It’s worth mentioning that there have been a total of 5,693 instances reported so far in July, compared to 1,100 cases reported the previous month.

In comparison to May, when 1,394 cases were reported, we can safely assume that Nigeria is experiencing the third wave of the pandemic, and that it will be necessary to limit the spread, especially with the new strain of the illness currently in circulation.

Since its emergence in 2019, the issue of covid-19 has been a prominent topic of discussion throughout the world, since it has devastated several global economies and imposed limitations on migration in many nations. Nigeria will need to control the disease’s spread as quickly as possible, especially because the majority of the country’s population has not been vaccinated.

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