According to the latest data from the Nigeria Centre of Disease Control, Lagos and some states in Nigeria are experiencing an unprecedented increase in COVID-19 cases (NCDC).
Lagos recorded 3,393 cases on Wednesday, with 2,536 cases going unreported between December 13 and December 19.
Lagos had a whopping 1,552 cases on Tuesday, up from 844 on Monday.
More cases are being reported in states like Rivers, Edo, Akwa Ibom, Kaduna, Ekiti, Oyo, Delta, Kano, and Ogun.
The NCDC had previously warned Nigerians that “there is an increase in confirmed #COVID19 cases” in a Facebook post.
It urged all Nigerians to wear face masks as a symbol of collective responsibility.
Hand washing and physical distancing should be done on a regular basis.
Rivers reported 260 COVID-19 cases on Wednesday, second highest after Lagos.
Edo had 62 points and Akwa Ibom had 32.
The agency said today’s report revealed a backlog of 2,536 confirmed cases in Lagos on the 13th (37), 14th (365), 15th (197), 16th (577), 18th (742), and 19th (618) December.
In addition, 42 confirmed cases were reported from Akwa Ibom state on the 13th and 21st of December.
“For the 21st of December, Enugu state reported nine confirmed and six discharged cases.“
Two more deaths were reported by the NCDC, bringing the total number of deaths to 2,891.
The following is a list of the cases heard on Wednesday: