Wednesday, 13 July 2022

COVID-19: 324% Increase In Cases In Just One Month



The number of COVID-19 cases reported in the nation within one month has sharply increased by 324%, according to analysis of data on COVID-19 cases acquired from the Nigeria Center for Disease Control. 

Between May 12 and June 12 of 2022, 568 cases were registered across the nation. 

However, no fewer than 2,407 cases were reported between June 13, 2022, and July 12, 2022, resulting in a significant increase of 323.76 percent in the number of positive cases.

The rise coincides with a possible fifth wave of the pandemic being warned about. 

Before the Salah break, the NCDC warned Nigerians in a public health advice that there could be a fifth wave of the virus. 

The NCDC had stated in its advice, "As we rejoice, we ask Nigerians to avert the beginning of a full-fledged fifth COVID-19 wave by being vigilant of the high risk of COVID-19 spread and acting in tandem by following to suggested public health safety measures.

Since the start of the pandemic in 2020, Nigeria has seen a total of 258,874 positive cases. 3,144 people have died while 250,456 have been discharged from hospital.

Some regions of the world are seeing a surge in COVID-19 cases. For instance, officials in the United Kingdom said COVID limits may be reinstated if an increase in cases has an impact on the National Health Scheme. 

2.7 million persons in private households are projected to have had COVID-19 over the preceding week, up 18% from 2.3 million the week prior, according to official UK data.

However, according to researchers, the country's upcoming election and rainy seasons may further encourage the coronavirus to flourish there. 

There is a presidential working group on COVID-19 control headed by the SGF Boss Mustapha, and everything must follow the rules. There is a quarantine law that gives a lot of power to the president. You can't blame the politicians because there is a law governingthis. 

The basic truth is that everyone is making every effort to defend oneself to the best of their ability given the constraints imposed by reality. The presidential steering committee should present this information to them so they may decide how to proceed and address the country; if a lockdown is necessary, it should be implemented right away, according to Dr. Uche Ojinmah, national president of the Nigerian Medical Association.

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