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By: Oluwatosin Adesola
It was a disturbing situation day as Ondo state yesterday recorded its highest single day cases of COVID-19 with forty four (44) new infections.
Before now, the highest Ondo has ever recorded in one day was twenty three.
The forty four new cases in Ondo are part of the five hundred and ninety four new cases recorded across the country in the last twenty four hours as confirmed by the Nigeria centre for disease control, NCDC in its daily update on COVID-19.
In the breakdown, Lagos has one hundred and fifty nine new infections, Delta, one hundred and six, thirty four in FCT and Edo, Thirty three in Oyo and Kaduna, while Ogun recorded twelve among others.
The total figure of coronavirus cases in Nigeria has now risen to twenty two thousand, six hundred and fourteen.
Recoveries have also hit seven thousand eight hundred and twenty two while death toll is now five hundred and forty nine.
Nigeria has 22,614 confirmed cases of COVID-19; 7,822 discharged and 549 deaths.
As at today, ondo state now has over 246 confirmed cases, while 41 people had been discharged with 18 deaths.
Addressing newsmen at the Government House in Akure on Monday, Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu said the recent figure was recorded within the last seven days, noting that residents must obey precautionary measures against the deadly coronavirus pandemic to stop the rise.
Governor Akeredolu said all preventive measures remained in place, and appealed for more dedication to the use of nose masks, social distancing, and frequent washing of hands
He urged the people not to force him to lockdown the state due to the daily increase in the positive cases of the pandemic
Blaming the daily increase of the pandemic on nonchalant attitude of some residents, Akeredolu added that adequate measures would be put in place to check the excesses.