Nigeria now in fourth wave of COVID, says NCDC
The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) says the country is currently experiencing its fourth wave of the COVID pandemic.
Ifedayo Adetifa, director-general of the NCDC, announced the development in a statement today.
“Nigeria has recorded a 500% increase in the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases over the past two weeks across the country caused by the Delta and Omicron variants,” the statement reads.
“As of 19th December 2021, a total of 223,887 cases and 2985 deaths have been recorded in Nigeria across all 36 states and the Federal Capital Territory.
“The country is now in a fourth COVID-19 wave.”