Nigeria recorded 404 new cases, smashing the previous high figure of
317 which was reported on July 24 as the highest daily record in four months.
The new figure, which is now the biggest daily increase in the country
since March 4th when 708 cases were recorded, raised the total infections
in the country to 171,728.
After months of low numbers, Nigeria’s coronavirus cases have been on
the rise in the past two weeks shortly after the discovery of the much
dreaded Delta variant of the disease which is said to be highly
Infection rates have largely concentrated in Lagos, Nigeria’s hardest hit
city by the disease.
Health experts fear the rising numbers could put the nation on the
precipice of what could be another stretch of spread in infections amid
indications that the third wave is beginning.
However, no death was recorded from the disease on Tuesday keeping
the death toll at 2, 134 in total.