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COVID-19: Nigeria’s daily count drops below 1,000 — first time in 3 weeks

COVID-19: Nigeria’s daily count drops below 1,000 — first time in 3 weeks
January 25
01:35 2021

After three weeks of confirming a minimum of 1,000 new COVID-19 infections daily, Nigeria’s single-day count dropped slightly on Sunday with 964 fresh cases recorded in 18 states and the federal capital territory (FCT).

The last time the daily count dropped below 1,000 was on January 3, when 917 new infections were confirmed positive for the virus.

Within the three-week period — between January 3 and January 24 — the number of confirmed infections has risen from 90,080 to 121,566, just as the fatality toll has moved from 1,311 to 1,504.

Nigeria also recorded its highest single-day count within the same 21-day period – 2,314 positive samples were confirmed in 23 states and the FCT on January 22.


However, the number of recoveries has also improved significantly within the same period, rising from 75,044 to 97,228.

According to the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), the January 24 update saw Lagos topping the list with 360 cases, followed by FCT with 88, and Ogun with 73 infections.

Two persons were confirmed to have died of coronavirus complications on Saturday, while 1,327 patients were discharged, which included 774 community recoveries in Lagos.


While Nigeria has now exceeded two million on its number of samples tested across the country, 23,568 are currently active cases.

Lagos (8,851), FCT (4,706), and Nasarawa (1,158) account for the highest number of active cases in the country.


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