Nigerians have expressed worry over the increasing COVID-19 death rate confirmed by the Nigeria Center for Disease Control, NCDC.
NCDC, had on Saturday confirmed seventeen deaths in Nigeria, which is the highest recorded in a single day.
With the new reports, Nigeria has recorded 85 deaths from COVID-19.
This has stirred reactions from Nigerians on social media who expressed worries of possible more cases as the government eases lockdown on 4th of May.
Some called on President Muhammadu Buhari to suspend the lockdown relaxation announced earlier.
Here are some comments gathered by DAILY POST from Twitter:
@DejiAdeyanju “The deaths in proportion to the number of discharged persons is distressing. I don’t understand why FG will still go ahead with suspending lockdown.
“These figures are officials figures not a reflection of the reality.”
@LordCharles01 “The death rate is frightening.”
@Drpenking “17 patients died in the last 24 hours. That is the highest number of deaths in 24 hours in Nigeria since the beginning of the pandemic.”
@Iambabalolajohn “This is alarming, and the lockdown is about to be released tomorrow.”
@Giftogabk18 “62 in Lagos ,Emir of rano’s death in Kano.There will only be two sets of people on Monday
1. Those that believe in the government
2. Those that believe the government is crazy.”
@Zaddy_Nomso “We are getting close to 5K cases and 100 deaths damn, this is getting scarier by the Day.”
@Lindocaine “85 confirmed deaths in Nigeria due to COVID-19 and some people won’t believe until NCDC starts displaying corpses on Instagram live.”
@Abu_haneef “In less than a week the NCDC recorded more than 40 death and some people are still making fun of this pandemic.Stay at home and save lives.”
@Algoldlive “NCDC recorded 17 deaths on 2nd of May, on 1st it was 10 deaths. Our health system will collapsed soon if drastic measures is not taken to address it. “
@KingOne “NCDC announced 68 deaths yesterday.Today they announced 85! What has happened in the last 24 hours?
@Fawazzudeen “What scares me the most is the number of deaths that moved from 68 to 85 in 24hrs.Ya Allah see us through this pandemic.”