AKWA IBOM STATE RECORDS 156 NEW COVID-19 CASES WITHIN THE LAST TWO WEEKS AND THREE DEATHS
Akwa Ibom State records 156 new COVID-19 cases and three deaths within the last two weeks. Emmanuel Ekuwem The Secretary to the State Government disclosed this in a press conference in Uyo on Thursday.
Mr Ekuwem, who is the chairman of the State’s COVID-19 Committee, said the number of cases rose from 5 to 156 while three deaths were recorded. This increase is linked with the new Delta variant of the virus. He called for a “renewal of our collective effort at preventing the spread of Covid-19 virus infection in our state”.
He called on residents of the state to obey all COVID-19 guidelines and precautionary measures. Mr Ekuwem said all COVID-19 monitoring mechanisms have been reactivated to ensure strict compliance with guidelines and protocols, to assist the state combat the new wave.
“The state government also advised citizens to ensure that social distancing in all forms of public transportation, wearing of face masks are to be strictly complied with.
Nigeria has recorded a fresh spike of COVID-19 cases. The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) in its report yesterday, July 22, 2021, disclosed that the country recorded two deaths and 238 new cases.
Lagos State, which still remains the epicentre of the virus in Nigeria, recorded 181 new cases yesterday, while Akwa Ibom recorded 45, Oyo 8 and Ogun 2. Ekiti and the FCT recorded one each. This now brings the total number of confirmed cases in the country to 170,122. So far, about 164,476 people have recovered, while 2,130 have unfortunately died from it.
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