Rivers State Thursday recorded 43 additional cases of the COVID 19 as the official figure of infections across the country rose.
This brings the total number of cases that are emanating from the State to 1,739.
Within the South South, the oil rich State is ranked 2nd on the Coronavirus chart, and 5th in the entire country.
Statistics indicate that there is a steady climb in the number of Covid 19 ailments in the State, a development which suggests more persons may be at risk if utmost care is not taken.
Governor Wike has not been as regular as he was in briefing Rivers people on the pandemic.
But the authorities here believe measures which are being put in place may help in combating the spread of the virus.
18 persons may have died in Rivers State on Wednesday as a result of the spread of the disease.
According to the NCDC, Nigeria recorded more than 42,208 cases on Thursday.
19004 people from the data released by the NCDC have recovered from the disease while at least 873 persons have died.
There are widespread concerns across the country over the plan to partially reopen schools.
Some parents who are getting used to the idea that their children and wards would be returning to their institutions to write impending external examinations are severely worried.
But experts in the educational sector are reassuring Nigerians that appropriate steps have been taken to guarantee safety among students.
Meanwhile, the Federal Government has ordered WAEC and other examination agencies to release their timetables.