By Aliyu Dahiru Aliyu

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has announced that the country recorded 1,145 positive cases of COVID-19 on Thursday, bringing the cumulative number of positive cases to 76,207.

The NCDC in a tweet showed that Lagos had the highest number of positive cases of 459, followed by Federal Capital Territory with 145 cases and Kaduna with 138 cases.

Other states include Katsina-70, Gombe-52, Niger-31, Kano-23, Bayelsa -21, Bauchi-18, Ondo-18, Rivers-17, Ogun-12, Oyo-12, Edo – eight, Nasarawa- eight, Ebonyi- seven, Osun- six, Ekiti- five, Kebbi- five, Borno- four, Jigawa- three, Akwa Ibom- two and Anambra-one.

Thursday’s figure was the highest record of daily COVID-19 confirmed positive cases in Nigeria since the outbreak of the pandemic in February. It came after the government officially declared that the country had entered the second wave of the pandemic.

The latest figure surpassed the 930 cases recorded on Wednesday.

On Tuesday, Nigeria recorded 758 new cases and this means the county recorded a total 2,833 positive cases in three days.

Mr Boss Mustapha, the Chairman of the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19, the number of COVID-19 cases detected in the country in the past two weeks indicated that a second wave of the outbreak had begun.

“We are in a potentially difficult phase of the COVID-19 resurgence. Accessing the hope offered by the arrival of the vaccine is still some time ahead,” he said.

Health Minister Osagie Ehanire had announced that the government would receive 20 million doses of a COVID-19 vaccine by January 2021.

More than 76,000 cases of COVID-19 have been diagnosed in Nigeria so far, while 1,201 people have died from the virus and some 67,000 patients have recovered.

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