By Chris Udochukwu
Abuja (Precise Post) – The confirmed cases of novel coronavirus infections in Nigeria soared on Wednesday to 457 against the 304 cases recorded on Tuesday, the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control has reported.
This is coming after the country has consistently dropped in infection rate in the last few days.
According to the report released via twitter handle, the nation recorded 17 deaths on Wednesday.
Hope had risen that the nation is at last flattening the curve with consistent decrease in figures, but the nation peaks again, with 457 new cases.
The rise in cases is attributed to increase in infections in the epicentre of the pandemic, Lagos, which ramps up 137 new cases on Wednesday, a sharp rise from the 59 cases it recorded on Tuesday.
With the 457 new cases, the total confirmed Coronavirus cases in Nigeria stands at 44,890 out of which 32,165 patients have been treated, recovered and discharged but with 927 lived lost to COVID-19 related illness.
See the report as released by NCDC:
How the states stand: