Osun has confirmed five new cases of the coronavirus infection on Wednesday, bringing its total number of confirmed cases to 2659.
According to the daily update of the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) on Coronavirus, on Wednesday, Osun was one of the 16 states that accounted for Nigeria’s highest number of COVID-19 cases since February, recording 1,149 new cases on Wednesday.
This brings the total infection toll of the country to 184,593, and the total death toll to 2,236.
Other states with records of confirmed cases include: Lagos, 680; Rivers, 157; Akwa Ibom, 94; Oyo, 56; Edo, 36; FCT, 34; Ogun, 31; Ekiti, 20; Delta, 16; Asia, 5; Nasarawa, 5; Osun, 5; Cross River, 4; Plateau, 3; Sokoto 2; and Kano, 1.
According to NCDC, the new infections marked an increase from the 357 cases reported on Tuesday, adding that the surge was driven by the highly transmissible Delta variant and the low vaccination rate in the country.
It said that the number of known active cases in Nigeria stood at 14,619, an increase from the 13,756 cases reported on Tuesday.
The NCDC stated that seven patients succumbed to the disease on Wednesday and that raised the country’s total fatalities to 2,236.
It appealed to Nigerians to be cautious as they engaged in their daily activities, noting that the virus is no respecter of anyone.
NCDC also urged Nigerians to take the vaccines, noting that it remains the safest way to curtail infection.