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Nigeria records lowest daily COVID infections

In the past week, daily COVID-19 cases have fallen below 700 suggesting the worst phase of the viral infection may have passed.

Nigeria has recorded its lowest daily figure of new covid-19 infections in about six months with the 240 new cases reported on Sunday, according to the country’s health authorities.

The figure, which indicated a marginal decrease from the 341 new cases recorded on Saturday, brings the total number of infections in the country to 155,657, according to the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC).

Since the increase in infections officially declared the second wave of the pandemic last December, Nigeria had averaged over 1,000 cases daily.

But in the past one week, daily cases have fallen below 700 suggesting the worst phase of the viral infection may have passed.

With the low number of new daily cases recorded in the past week, Nigeria’s response effort against the disease may have started paying off, according to the World Health Organisation’s (WHO) country representative, Walter Mulomo.

Deaths also decline

With the reduction in infections, the death toll has also been on the decline.

Nigeria on Sunday recorded two deaths, the lowest daily fatality in over six months.

The figure is lower than three deaths recorded in the previous 24-hour cycle as the lowest daily death tally since the second wave started last December.

The total deaths from COVID-19 in Nigeria is now 1,907.

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