Nigeria records lowest number of cases in two weeks


Nigeria recorded its lowest number of confirmed coronavirus infections in at least two weeks with 386 new infections announced on Saturday.

According to the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), this brings the total number of coronavirus cases in the country to 43,537.

The latest update is slightly lower than the 462 cases recorded on Friday and the 481 infections reported found Thursday.

Despite the slight decrease in the past three days, Nigeria still has an average of 500 cases per day in the past two weeks.

Almost half of the new infections (150) were found in Abuja, the Nigerian capital, which has the second largest burden of the disease with nearly 4, 000.

The NCDC also said that four fatalities were recorded from the virus in the past 24 hours, pushing the total number of confirmed deaths from the virus to 883.

According to the NCDC, out of a total 43, 537 infected persons so far, 20,087 have recovered and have been discharged after treatment in the country’s 36 states and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).

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