Just as the country, Nigeria was recovering from the second wave of COVID-19, the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) on Thursday, 8th July, 2021, confirmed it’s first case of the delta variant SARS-CoV-2 which has been recognized by the World Health Organization (WHO) as a variant of concern, given its increased transmissibility. The variant was detected in a traveler to Nigeria and public health experts were worried that this could trigger dramatic rises in cases and deaths in Nigeria.

This held true on Friday, 23rd July, 2021, as Nigeria recorded 317 fresh cases of the dreaded infection as stated in the Premium Times. The country also reported one death from the pandemic, raising the nation’s death toll since the outbreak to 2,131. The new cases were, according to the NCDC, recorded in 10 states and the federal capital territory (FCT). This includes Oyo state.

The latest data of the new cases, according to statistics released by the NCDC is the highest daily tally recorded in the country in more than four months.

Brownites are therefore advised to ensure strict compliance with Covid-19 guidelines and protocols which includes but not limited to physical distancing, frequent hand washing, and proper use of face masks as they help prevent infections and save lives.

So Brownites, please mask up.


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