By Audrey Lotechukwu
WED 06 JAN, 2021-theGBJournal- Latest official coronavirus figures confirms that Nigeria is well into the second wave of the pandemic with frightening pace of spike in number of infection across the country.
The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) reported a total of 1354 new confirmed coronavirus cases and 1 death in Nigeria Tuesday with Lagos recording a total of 712 cases, a total figure the State Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu describes as ‘’scary.’’
Sanwo-Olu noted that the state has seen a frightening spike in infection cases and the spike brings positive cases in the State alone to a total of 32,720, warning that ‘’there is an urgent need for us to be more circumspect in the way we live, interact and socialize with our friends and family.’’
According to him, many people are ignoring COVID-19 warnings and guidelines, thereby exposing themselves and others to the virus.
‘’This second wave comes with severe symptoms, and the higher number of positive cases we detect, the higher number of casualties we’re bound to record. We do not want this, but for this to avoided, we must be intentional and cautious.’’
According to the NCDC data, the country now have a total 92,705 confirmed cases, 76,396 cases have been discharged and 1319 deaths have been recorded in 36 states and the Federal Capital Territory.
The new cases are reported from 21 states- Lagos (712), FCT (145), Plateau (117), Kwara (81), Kaduna (54), Sokoto (39), Oyo(38), Rivers (37), Gombe (21), Enugu (20), Akwa Ibom (16), Bauchi (14), Delta (14), Ebonyi (13), Anambra (9), Taraba (8), Edo (8), Kano (3), Osun (2), Ekiti (2) and Ogun (1).