COVID-19: Infections in Nigeria rise by 67% in two weeks


The COVID-19 infections in the country have risen by 67 per cent, this is according to the latest figures obtained from the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, NCDC.

The data also revealed that there was a 390.4 per cent increase in testing, which has led to an increase in the report of positive cases.

In weeks 23 and 24, the number of samples tested increased to 75,277 from 15,347 reported in weeks 21 and 22.

Meanwhile, the World Health Organisation, WHO, says from January 3, 2020 to July 5, 2022, there have been 257,637 confirmed cases of COVID-19 with 3,144 deaths in Nigeria.

The global health organisation also said a total of 50,619,238 vaccine doses had been administered in the country as of June 26, 2022.

But the NCDC report, obtained on Monday, said, “In weeks 23 and 24, the number of confirmed cases in absolute numbers increased to 445 from 267 in weeks 21 and 22(May 23 to June 5).

“In weeks 23 and 24, discharged cases increased to 185 from 47 in weeks 21 and 22.”

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