COVID-19: Again, Nigeria records no new deaths

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Daily deaths from COVID-19 have declined in Nigeria in the past week with no fatalities recorded from the disease in the past 48 hours.

The fatality toll in the country remains 2,030 in total with no deaths from the disease on Monday, the fifth day within eight days that nobody died from the virus.

This is according to an update published by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) Monday night.

Also, in continuation of a steady run of low infection figures, the country recorded 131 new cases in 14 states on Monday.

The new tally raised the total number of infections in the West African nation to 161,868, according to the NCDC.

In the past one week, there has been a decline in new cases as daily infections have fallen below 300.

The NCDC data also suggests that Africa’s most populous nation may have gone past the worst phase of the pandemic, although experts warns it might be too early to celebrate.


The 131 new cases were reported from 14 states: Lagos-64, Rivers-12, Kaduna-11, Plateau-9, Jigawa-8, Bayelsa-6, Ondo-5, Ebonyi-4, FCT-4, Osun-4, Borno-1, Kano-1, Ogun-1, and Oyo-1.

Lagos had the highest figure on Monday with 64 new cases followed by Rivers and Kaduna with 12 and 11 infections respectively.

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