Nigeria recorded the lowest daily COVID-19 infection rate since December last year with 506 new cases on Sunday.
While new cases decreased, the death toll from the virus remained relatively high, with 20 deaths on Sunday. Six deaths were recorded on Saturday.
This is after an update from the Nigeria Center for Disease Control (NCDC) Sunday night.
The 506 new cases showed a significant decrease from the 1,588 new cases registered in the last 24 hours.
The total number of infections increased to 139,748 on Sunday in 20 states.
The significant decrease in daily cases could be due to the small number of cases recorded at the COVID-19 hotspots in Nigeria, Lagos and Abuja.
On Sunday’s balance sheet, Ondo State had the most cases with 90 new infections, while Abuja and Lagos lagged far behind with 28 and 20 cases, respectively.
Nigeria’s daily newspaper COVID-19 There had been an average of over 1,000 infections since the beginning of this year, indicating how quickly the disease has spread compared to when the country recorded its first case of the virus in February last year.
The 506 new cases were reported from 20 states – Ondo (90), Kwara (89), Rivers (53), Borno (45), Gombe (32), FCT (28), Imo (26), Ogun (25), Lagos (22), Kaduna (14), Kano (14), Edo (13), Osun (11), Cross River (10), Yobe (9), Ekiti (7), Kebbi (6), Nasarawa (6) , Oyo (5) and Jigawa (1)
Of the more than 139,000 registered cases to date, a total of 113,525 patients have recovered nationwide.
Almost 25,000 patients are now being treated in isolation centers.
The country has carried out over 1.3 million tests since the pandemic broke out in February last year.
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