Nigeria has not recorded a fresh COVID-19 death as the country witnessed the lowest infections from the virus in March.
The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) had in its latest update on Sunday night said six states and the FCT reported fresh cases.
Noting that the last 24 hours had 86 more COVID-19 infections, the health agency listed the states as FCT – 33, Lagos 28, Ondo – 11, Kano – 7, Akwa Ibom – 3, Rivers and Kaduna – 1.
The latest figures bring the total number of infections in the West African nation to 161,737.
In the past week, there has been a marginal decline in new cases as daily infections have fallen below 300.
No new deaths were recorded on Sunday as it was on three other days in the past week.
NCDC put the casualty figures in the country 2,030, the same way it had been since Saturday night.
The data suggests that Africa’s most populous nation may have gone past its worst phase of COVID-19, although experts warn it might be too early to celebrate.
Meanwhile, 124 persons were discharged yesterday after recovering from the infection. Those discharged included the 29 community recoveries in Lagos “managed in line with guidelines”.
This is even as the disease infection agency said the new figure also included the total number of COVID-19 recoveries in the country which stands at 147,899.
86 new cases of #COVID19Nigeria;
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— NCDC (@NCDCgov) March 21, 2021