Nigeria records highest Covid-19 cases in six months

Nigeria has recorded its highest daily confirmed cases of Covid-19 in nearly six months.

Figures from the country’s centre for disease control, NCDC, show that 747 infections were recorded in the last 24 hours.

Officials say the county is beginning to experience a third wave of the pandemic largely driven by the more contagious Delta variant.

This is happening amid low vaccination rates and a strike by doctors in public hospitals.

The government also placed at least six states on the red list over a possible surge.

Just around 1% of Nigeria’s population of around 200 million has been vaccinated so far.

The country has recorded more than 176,000 cases of the virus with more than 2,000 deaths since the start of the pandemic last year.

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