Nigeria’s COVID-19 Cases Reach Highest Daily Record

 Nigeria’s COVID-19 Cases Reach Highest Daily Record

Nigeria has set a peak on its daily record of cases reported within a week with over 8000 cases of COVID-19. In the first week of 2021, Nigeria recorded a total number of 8354 cases of COVID-19, the highest weekly record since the inception of the outbreak.

During this week, the country has reported cases exceeding 1000 five times with two days surpassing 1,500. Nigeria resumed the new year with 1,074 cases reported to total 88,587 cases recorded in the country. There was, however, a significant drop to 576 cases on Saturday.

By Sunday, cases spiked to 917 and were smashed by the highest daily record of 1204 by Monday, 4th January 2021. There was a consistent increase to 1354 and 1664 daily record of cases on Tuesday and Wednesday respectively.

The increase set a new record for the number of cases reported in a day.

Nigeria, on Wednesday, also reported five additional deaths from the disease according to the Nigeria Center for Disease Control. The country, however, closed the first week with a slight drop to 1565 cases reported. As at Thursday, 7th of January 2021, there are 95,934 confirmed of COVID-19 cases in Nigeria, 77982 discharged and 1230 deaths.

Kehinde Ogunyale

Freelance Investigative and Data Journalist

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