Nigeria COVID-19 infections on the rise since the index case in March
Barely 48 hours after Nigeria implemented further relaxation of restrictions that were in place to contain the spread of the coronavirus disease, the number of Nigeria COVID-19 infections have exceeded 11,000.
On Wednesday, the country recorded an additional 348 COVID-19 cases, taking the total number of infections in Nigeria to 11,166.
The Nigeria Center for Disease Control (NCDC) disclosed this late on Wednesday during its daily update on Nigeria COVID-19 infections.
Out of the new cases, 163 of the new cases were recorded in Lagos, 76 in the FCT and 23 in Ebonyi.
Other affected states were Rivers with 21 cases, Delta, Nasarawa and Niger with eight each, Enugu with six, five each in Bauchi, Edo, Ekiti, Ondo and Gombe, four in Benue, two in Ogun, and one each in Osun, Plateau, Kogi and Anambra.
Meanwhile, a total of 3,329 have been discharged, while 315 deaths have been recorded.
Despite several efforts by the authorities to contain the coronavirus pandemic in Nigeria since the index case was recorded in March, the number of cases has continued to increase.
The number of cases rose to over 11,000 from below 10,000 within two weeks.
And this comes at a time the authorities further eased restrictions that was put in place to contain the pandemic.
There is fear that with religious centres allowed to open and begin regular worship and flights expected to resume by June, the country might see an overwhelming surge in the number of COVID-19 cases.