Nigeria has attained a highest daily record of 1,664 new cases of the COVID-19 infection, according to daily update of the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) on Wednesday night.
NCDC also recorded a total recovery of 903 cases and five new deaths.
According to the centre, 22 states and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) shared in Wednesday’s reported cases.
Lagos recorded the highest number of cases with 642. The FCT recorded 407 new cases while Plateau recorded 160 new cases, Kaduna recorded 83 new infections and Rivers recorded 62.
Others include: Adamawa-47, Nasarawa-38, Abia-29, Edo-28, Anambra-27, Niger-24, Ogun-24, Imo-15, Oyo-14, Kano-12, Osun-12, Borno-9, Delta-7, Enugu-7, Bauchi-5, Ekiti-5, Sokoto-5, and Jigawa-2.
The new record brought the nation’s total number of confirmed cases to 94,369, with 77,299 recoveries and 1,318 fatalities.
Meanwhile, the Osun government has warned its citizens about the pandemic, noting that it is no time to let down their guards.
In a statement released by the Commissioner for Information and Civic Orientation, Mrs Funke Egbemode, the government enjoined its citizens to continue to adhere strictly to safety guidelines as Osun and Nigeria in general battle the second wave of the pandemic.
“The government wishes to reiterate that citizens should not let down their guards just yet, but take personal responsibilities for their safety. Covid-19 is real, and its second wave is gaining traction at an alarming rate.
“Nigeria hit a new daily record on Wednesday, and Osun’s
share of the new cases was about 1.4 percent. Also, other states that bother Osun recorded new cases.
“The earlier citizens realise that Osun is not out of the woods yet, the better for our individual and collective safety.
“The precautions are not burdensome – observe social distancing; avoid crowded places; wash your hands regularly with soap and water; disinfect your hands and surfaces with sanitizers and disinfectants; and wear your nose masks and face shield when out of home.
“Let us desist from actions that sabotage the efforts of the government and put the collective safety of Osun people in jeopardy”, the statement read.