COVID-19: Infections surge in Lagos as Nigeria records 247 new cases

Nigeria’s commercial capital, Lagos State, is driving the latest surge of COVID-19 in Nigeria as the country recorded 247 infections between June 21-24, 2022. The Nigerian Center for Disease Control (NCDC) said on Saturday that of the 247 new infections recorded, Lagos recorded 203 cases, while the Federal Capital Territory and three other states contributed the remaining figure. The NCDC update shows that the latest cases have pushed the country’s number of infections to 256,958, while the death toll remains at 3,144. But NCDC officials have declined to comment on possible reasons behind the new spike and why Lagos accounts for such a large number of cases. The disease center, in its breakdown of the latest infections, revealed that Lagos state has continued to hold the top position with a large gap. Of the total of 256,958 cases registered since the outbreak of the pandemic in 2020, the state of Lagos registered 100,125 cases followed by the FCT and the state of Rivers with 28,738 and 16,761 respectively. It also noted on its website that 3,637 people are currently sick with the virus, while 250,177 people have been treated and released nationwide since the outbreak more than two years ago. Breakdown A further breakdown of the latest cases shows that aside from Lagos state, FCT came second on record with 17 infections. Rivers and Cross River states in the south-south followed with 14 and 12 cases, respectively. ALSO READ: Depression and anxiety increased 25% in the first year of COVID-19: WHO While the northwestern state of Kano came last on the record with a single case, the NCDC added that six states – Abia, Bauchi, Delta, Kaduna, Plateau and Sokoto – reported no cases within the period under review. vaccination campaign Since vaccination is considered the most effective way to stop the continued spread of the virus, the National Agency for the Development of Primary Health Care (NPHCDA) said only 19.5 percent of its 70 percent target population in Nigeria have been fully vaccinated. The agency noted that as of June 24, 2022, 22,092,359 of the total persons eligible for COVID-19 vaccination are fully vaccinated, while 11,999,198 of the total persons eligible for COVID-19 vaccination are partially vaccinated. He added in his latest update on Saturday that Nasarawa, Jigawa, Kano, Kaduna and Kwara ranked the top five performing states in Nigeria’s COVID-19 mass vaccination campaign. Read More Related News Here Let here it in the comment below if you do have an opinion on this; COVID-19: Infections surge in Lagos as Nigeria records 247 new cases