The Nigeria Center for Diseases Control, NCDC, as well as the World Health Organization, WHO, has announced the discovery of 1,145 new cases of the coronavirus disease.
In a series of tweets released by the two health based organizations, no fewer than 24 states recorded new cases on Thursday.
A breakdown of cases by states shows that Lagos state has the highest number of new cases on Thursday, having recorded 459 new cases.
Furthermore, the Federal Capital, Abuja, also recorded the second highest number of 145 new cases of the respiratory disease.
Other states who also recorded new cases include; Kaduna, having recorded 138 new cases, Plateau which recorded 80 new cases, Katsina which recorded 70 new cases.
Furthermore, Gombe also recorded 52 new cases, Niger – 31 new cases, Kano – 23 new cases, Bayelsa – 21 new cases, Bauchi and Ondo, having 18 new cases each.
Also, Rivers – 17, Ogun – 12, Oyo – 12, Edo – 8, Nasarawa – 8, Ebonyi – 7, Osun – 6, Ekiti – 5, Kebbi – 5, Borno – 4, Jigawa – 3, Akwa Ibom – 2, and Anambra – 1.
In experts opinion, the country is gradually entering the prophesied second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic as some state governments have began closure of sensitive points.
However, experts viewed this move as being triggered by the rising cases of the coronavirus disease, as the resumption date is said to be released later.