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Akwa Ibom State has recorded its new highest daily toll of 56 cases since the outbreak of Covid-19.
The state has in the past few weeks been recording a significant daily increase in the number Covid-19 cases.
Announcing the latest statistics for Tuesday 20th of July, the Nigerian Centre for Diseases Control, NCDC reported that 2417 Covid-19 cases were recorded across the country.
Akwa Ibom contributed 2.3% of total cases for the day coming second as highest daily record behind Lagos which had 132 while the country is in the midst of a predicted third wave of the pandemic.
The state confirmed its first five cases on April 1, 2020 while it last recorded a high number 36 cases in a day on the 10th of January, 2021.
Total number of cases in the state now stands at 206 which is a 1.2% of the total number of cases so far in the country.
Akwa Ibom State Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Ini Ememobong, had in January while the state has only 255 cases assured that the state has adequate facilities to contain the spread of coronavirus.
The numbers have since increased to 2045, over 800% increase from January, after the commissioner gave his words.
With the state doing little or nothing in fighting the pandemic and while its citizens disregard covid-19 protocols the figures may keep increasing as the state’s airways convey passengers into and outside the state on a daily basis.
Akwa Ibom has discharged 1917 persons with death record from the pandemic standing at 18.
The state also has the second highest record of active cases – 110 second only to Lagos’ 2417 while the total number of active cases in Nigeria according to NCDC’s July 21st update is 3013.
As at 4th of July, 2021, the state has tested 24, 481 representing less than 1% of its 5.451m citizenry.
Nigeria has so far recorded 169,064 cases and 2126 deaths from 2,362,757 tests.