COVID-19: Nigeria Records Most Significant Drop Since April
"Till date, 56256 cases have been confirmed, 44152 cases have been discharged and 1082 deaths have been recorded in 36 states and the Federal Capital Territory," NCDC reveals.
Nigeria’s daily count of coronavirus infections has dropped below 100 since April.
The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) confirmed 79 new cases, the lowest daily count in close to five months.
The health agency announced this in a late-night tweet on Sunday, September 14, 2020.
NCDC stated: "On the 13th of September 2020, 79 new confirmed cases and 4 deaths were recorded in Nigeria.
"Till date, 56256 cases have been confirmed, 44152 cases have been discharged and 1082 deaths have been recorded in 36 states and the Federal Capital Territory.
The new infections were recorded in 12 states and the federal capital territory (FCT).
Before now, the last time the country recorded less than 100 new positive samples was on April 27, when 64 cases were confirmed — at the time, Nigeria had 1,337 cases, out of which 251 patients had recovered, while 40 persons had died.
However, two months later, the count had increased to 24,077 cases with 8,625 recoveries and 558 deaths.
By August 27, Nigeria had crossed 50,000 cases; although recoveries had also exceeded 40,000, on the flip side, the country had topped 1,000 on its fatality toll.
While the current count of confirmed cases is inching slowly towards 60,000, Sunday’s figure seems to point towards a major bend in relation to flattening the curve of infection.
Four new deaths were recorded on Sunday, with the fatality toll now 1,082.
Meanwhile, with 64 people discharged on Sunday, Nigeria recorded its lowest daily recoveries since May 21 when 47 patients were confirmed to have recovered from COVID-19.
Out of 56,256 persons now confirmed to have contracted COVID-19 in the 36 states and FCT, 44,152 have recovered.