Nigeria Records Lowest Daily COVID-19 Cases In 5 Months

Nigeria Records Lowest Daily COVID-19 Cases In 5 Months

Nigeria coronavirus cases declined further on Sunday after the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) reported 79 new cases of the novel coronavirus, the lowest daily count in over five months.

On Friday 28 February 2020, Nigeria announced sub-Saharan Africa’s first confirmed case of the coronavirus. And ever since then, the case has skyrocketed to 56,256 according to NCDC.

The death toll in the country reached 1,082 as four more fatalities were recorded over the past 24 hours, the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) said in its latest daily update

According to NCDC, the 79 fresh Covid-19 cases reported were recorded in 12 states and the F.C.T and they are as follows;

Lagos (30), Kaduna (17), Ogun (7), Anambra (5), Kano (4), Katsina (3), FCT (3), Akwa Ibom (3), Oyo (2), Rivers (2), Delta (1), Plateau (1) and Ondo (1).

According to the tally by the Centre for Disease Control, 64 patients recovered and have been discharged from various isolation centres in the country, thereby bringing the total number of country’s recoveries to 44,152.


Since first appearing in Wuhan, China last December, the novel coronavirus has spread to at least 213 countries and territories.

The pandemic has killed more than 928,208 people worldwide, with nearly 29,179,972 confirmed cases and over 21,025,283 recoveries, according to figures compiled by the US-based Johns Hopkins University.

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