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79 New COVID-19 Cases — A Most Significant Drop Since April


79 New COVID-19 Cases — A Most Significant Drop Since April

For the first time since the month of April, the daily count of the infected persons has dropped drastically below 100.

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has just confirmed 79 new cases Sunday night which is according to the daily count the lowest daily count for close to five months now.

The new COVID-19 infections were recorded in 12 states of the federation including the Federal Capital Teritory (FCT).

Before Sunday night which was September 13, 2020, the last time in which the country recorded less than 100 new positive samples was on April 27th, when 64 cases were confirmed at the time, Nigeria had only recorded a total of 1,337 cases, out of which 251 patients had recovered, while 40 persons had died of the infection.

However, just two months later, the total number of cases had increased to 24,077 cases with 8,625 recoveries and 558 deaths.

By August 27th, Nigeria had crossed 50,000 cases; although recoveries had also exceeded 40,000, on the positive side, the country has topped 1,000 on its death toll.

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