The Nigeria Center for Disease Control (NCDC) has recorded its lowest daily count of the novel corona virus in 4 months.
The NCDC recorded 124 new cases in 12 states and the federal capital territory (FCT) on September 3, 2020. This is the lowest figure to be recorded in Nigeria since April 27 when 64 infections were confirmed.
Looking at the breakdown of the Thursday’s report, 42 new cases were reported in Lagos, while Abuja and Katsina recorded 25 and 15 respectively. However, no new case was reported in Plateau having topped the list of states with new cases for one week.
On the other hand, the number of discharged patients decreased significantly when compared to the figure for Wednesday – 429 new recoveries were recorded on September 2.
Only 188 persons were confirmed to have recovered from COVID-19 on Thursday, which make it a total of 42,627 people who have now been discharged across the country.
Meanwhile, 21 new deaths were confirmed on Thursday, which made it the highest in over two months.
While clarifying the figure on their Twitter page, NCDC explained that 20 fatalities were recorded in Kaduna within the month of August.
In total, 54,587 people have now been confirmed to have contracted the coronavirus, out of which 1,048 patients have died and 42,627 have been discharged.181