Nigeria Records 160 New Cases Of COVID19, Lowest Since May 12

Apart from the drop in new cases, there was also a decrease in the number of states who reported new cases on Friday, with only 15 states recording cases.

The NCDC DG, Dr. Chikwe Ihekweazu, is an Infectious Disease Epidemiologist and Consultant in Public Health Medicine / Photo credit: guardian.ng
The NCDC DG, Dr. Chikwe Ihekweazu, is an Infectious Disease Epidemiologist and Consultant in Public Health Medicine / Photo credit: guardian.ng

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has reported 160 new cases of COVID-19 infections in the country, the lowest since May 12, when 146 cases were reported.

Apart from the drop in new cases, there was also a decrease in the number of states who reported new cases on Friday, with only 15 states recording cases.

Plateau once again recorded the highest number of new cases, the fourth straight day it is doing so. It has 44 new cases.

Lagos has witnessed the biggest drop in new cases with 27 infections. Just five days earlier, it reported close 100 new cases.

Katsina reported the third highest number of new infections with 18, while Edo had 15. The FCT had 14 cases and Ondo had 10.

Oyo had new new infections, Kwara had six, Abia and Nasarawa had four each, Kano had three while Ekiti and Kaduna had two each.

Kebbi and Ogun each reported one new cases.

There are now 53,477 confirmed cases of COVID-19 infections in Nigeria, 41,017 patuents discharged and 1,011 deaths recorded.

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