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COVID-19: Nigeria logs 29 fresh infections — lowest in two months

COVID-19: Nigeria logs 29 fresh infections — lowest in two months
January 23
07:40 2022

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) says 29 people tested positive for coronavirus on Saturday.

The figure is the country’s lowest single-day count since November 19, 2021, when 23 cases were reported.

In its latest update, NCDC said the positive cases of coronavirus came from three states.

A breakdown of new cases showed that Lagos state — Nigeria’s pandemic epicentre — recorded the highest number of new infections with 27 new positive samples, followed by Kano and Rivers with one each.

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According to the agency, 40 persons recovered from the infection — while 225,946 people have now been discharged.

No death figure was recorded from COVID-19 complications, leaving the death toll at 3,124.

Since the index case in February 2020, a total of 251,959 coronavirus infections have been confirmed across Nigeria — out of which 22,889 are active cases.

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On Saturday, the Lagos government said the consistent decrease in COVID-19 cases indicates the end of the pandemic’s fourth wave in the state.

Giving a situation update via Twitter, Akin Abayomi, the state commissioner for health, said there is a reduction in positivity rates — from 29.3 percent recorded on December 21, 2021, to 1.9 percent as of January 20, 2022.

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