Nigeria records 12 new deaths from COVID-19

As the second wave of COVID-19 continues to spread rapidly across Nigeria, more people are dying from the disease, a situation health officials attributed to late referral of COVID-19 patients to treatment centres.

Nigeria on Tuesday logged one if its deadliest daily fatality toll with 12 people dying from the virus.

The figure has taken the total death toll to 1,373.

In the past 25 days, there have been 161 fatalities as a result of COVID-19 complications in Nigeria.

The Minister of State for Health, Olorunnimbe Mamora, speaking at the Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19 briefing last weej, said caregivers are holding on to suspected cases for too long before presenting them for treatment.

The second wave of the coronavirus has also continued to sweep across Nigeria with 1,270 new infections recorded in 22 states across the country on Tuesday.

On Sunday, Nigeria crossed the grim milestone of over 100,000 infections as health officials call for stricter enforcement of safety measures.

The 1,270 new cases on Tuesday pushed the total number of infections in the country to 102,601.

One in every six persons (16 per cent) tested for COVID-19 in Nigeria in the…

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