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Nigeria records 160 new virus infections

Nigeria’s daily case count dropped to its lowest in close to four months with 160 new coronavirus infections confirmed in 14 states and the federal capital territory (FCT) on Friday.

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) confirmed the new figure in its update for August 28, 2020.

The last time the country’s daily infection count dropped below 160 was on May 12, when 148 new COVID-19 cases were recorded.

However, over the past 15 weeks, the number of cases has increased significantly to more than five times the figure as of May 31, 2020.

As of the end of May, the total number of confirmed cases stood at 10,162 with a little over 3,000 recoveries; two months later, NCDC had recorded 43,151 positive samples but the figure of discharged patients had also risen to 19,565.

While no death was recorded on Friday, leaving the fatality toll at 1,011, the number of discharged patients has now increased from 40,726 to 41,017.

Meanwhile, as of Friday, out of more than 390,000 samples tested, a total of 53,477 cases have now been confirmed in 36 states and the FCT, with 11,449 still active.

Kogi and Yobe currently have no active case of the coronavirus.

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