Nigeria COVID-19: 43,841 Cases, 888 Deaths confirmed

...As NCDC's latest figure was the lowest infections in two months

By Tunde Olorungbotemi

Nigerian born US-based doctor who revealed the cure for COVID-19

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) on Sunday night confirmed 304 new cases of COVID-19, bringing the total confirmed case in the country 43,841.

The NCDC made this known via its verified Twitter handle on Sunday.

This latest figure was the lowest in two months. The last time the country recorded less than 310 cases was on June 7, 2020, when 260 new samples tested positive.

NCDC, while confirming the new cases for 14 states and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) said, “On the 2nd of August 2020, 304 new confirmed cases and 5 deaths were recorded in Nigeria.

“Till date, 43841 cases have been confirmed, 20308 cases have been discharged and 888 deaths have been recorded in 36 states and the Federal Capital Territory.

“The 304 new cases are reported from 15 states; Lagos-81, FCT-39, Abia-31, Kaduna-24, Rivers-23, Plateau-16, Cross River-13, Ebonyi-12, Ondo-12, Ekiti-11, Edo-11, Benue-10, Nasarawa-10, Ogun-6, Gombe-5,” the NCDC said.

Within the past two months, the country’s daily count has risen to its highest ever with 790 cases confirmed on July 1.

Meanwhile, the figure of new cases has declined steadily over the past week, moving from 648 on July 27 to less than 350 new cases.

However, the daily recovery rate was at its lowest in 10 days with 221 people discharged on Sunday, bringing the current total number of recoveries to 20,308.

Also, with five new deaths, the fatality toll has risen to 888.

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