Nigeria records nine additional deaths, 1,398 new infections

On Wednesday, nine people died from coronavirus in Nigeria taking the death toll to 1,382 in total.

This is according to the daily update from the Nigerian Centre for Disease Control (NCDC).

With the recent surge in coronavirus cases feeding through into fatalities, Nigeria has been having a consistent spike in deaths from the disease.

On Tuesday, Nigeria logged one of its deadliest daily fatality toll with 12 people dying from the virus.

In the past 26 days, there have been 170 fatalities as a result of COVID-19 complications in Nigeria.

Health authorities attributed the rising death toll to late referral of COVID-19 patients to treatment centres.

The Minister of State for Health, Olorunnimbe Mamora, speaking at the Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19 briefing last week, 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 1,398 new infections recorded in 23 states across the country on Wednesday.

Wednesday’s figure pushed the total number of infections in the country to 103,999.

One in every six persons (16 per cent)…

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