The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, NCDC, disclosed on Wednesday, 26 August 2020, in a late night tweet the update on the pandemic in Nigeria noting that there appears to be yielding positive results as the country steadliy reports high figures of recovered cases.
The total number of people who have been successfully treated and discharged from various isolation centres in the country has crossed the 40,000 mark after 317 more people were reportedly discharged.
This brings the total number of recovered cases in Nigeria to 40,281, representing almost 76 per cent of the total number of confirmed infections put at 53,021.
The health agency reported 221 fresh infections in the last 24 hours and this is apparently the lowest number of cases recorded in the country in about three months.
The latest cases were reported from 18 states of the Federation and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), with Plateau having 60 cases as the highest.
Others are FCT – 33, Kaduna – 26, Rivers – 18, Lagos – 17, Enugu, Ondo and Kwara with 9 cases each, Nasarawa – 6, Gombe and Anambra with 5 cases each, Delta and Abia with 4 cases each, Imo – 3, Edo, Ogun, Osun and Oyo with 2 cases each, Bauchi and Kano with 1 case each.
Three new deaths were also recorded, bringing the nation’s death toll from the disease to 1,010.
This comes ahead of the resumption of international flight operations scheduled for Saturday, August 29 2020, as announced by Minister of Aviation, Hadi Sirika.
He announced that the resumption would begin at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport (MMIA) in Lagos and the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport in Abuja, the nation’s capital.
The minister thanked Nigerians for their patience while the ban on international flights was enforced.