Nigeria records lowest COVID-19 cases in four months



Nigeria records lowest COVID-19 cases in four months

COVID-19 update for August 30, 2020


The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, NCDC, in a late-night tweet on Sunday, 30 August 2020, announced that 138 more infections were reported in the last 24 hours in the country which is the lowest single-day record of cases of coronavirus in four months.

This is just a week to the rescheduled date for the resumption of international flights at the nation’s airports.

The health agency noted that the new cases were reported from 13 states of the Federation and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).

Plateau state which is the new epicentre of COVID-19 in Nigeria reported 55 more infections while Lagos, Ebonyi, and Oyo recorded 15, 11, and 11 cases, respectively.

Others are Abia – 8, Anambra, Rivers and FCT – 7 cases each,  Kaduna – 6, Ondo – 5, Kwara – 3, Bauchi, Benue and Edo – 1 case each.

This brings the total number of confirmed cases in the country to 53,865.

However, the nation is witnessing relatively decreasing numbers of infections and it has continued to see more recoveries.

Data from the NCDC’s latest update on the pandemic revealed that 199 more infected patients have been successfully treated and discharged from various isolation centres in the country.

As of 11:28pm on Sunday, Nigeria’s recovery figure stood at 41,513 representing over 77.60 per cent of the total infections.

This leaves 11,330 cases active while two more people have lost the battle to COVID-19, raising the death toll from the disease to 1,013.

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