COVID-19: Nigeria gradually flattening curve as new infections fall to 143

COVID-19: Nigeria gradually flattening curve as new infections fall to 143

Nigeria is now finally flattening the COVID-19 curve as new infections continue to drop.

On Monday, August 31, 2020, Nigeria recorded a lowly 143 new cases of COVID-19.

Equally important, the new figure is a far cry from the worrisome days of over 600 infections when the country was in the thick of community transmission of the pandemic. Meanwhile, the new cases were confirmed by Nigeria’s disease fighting agency – the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC). As a matter of fact, the development has seen Nigeria’s COVID-19 case file rise to 54,008 total infections.

Specifically, the NCDC made this known via its verified handle on the micro-blogging site, Twitter late on Monday.

Also, the health agency disclosed that the 143 cases were confirmed from 17 states; as well as Abuja, the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), thereby taking the number of confirmed cases to 54,008.

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In addition, it revealed that Plateau again had the highest number of infections of 35; while Kaduna had 21 with Lagos and FCT recording 19 and 13 cases respectively. Others include Ebonyi (9), Adamawa (7), Enugu (7), Katsina (7), Edo (6), Kwara (5), Osun (3), Anambra (2), Kano (2); Niger (2), Ogun (2), Benue (1), Borno (1) and Sokoto (1).

In what will go down as cheery news, no new fatality was recorded as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. This was equally confirmed by the NCDC. The health agency said that till date, 54,008 cases had been confirmed; 41,638 cases discharged and 1,013 deaths recorded in 36 states and FCT.

Meanwhile, the agency has revealed that even younger persons were at risk of COVID-19; especially those with underlying health conditions. Therefore, it urged Nigerians to continue taking responsibility for their health.

“Let’s continue to take responsibility; wear a face mask in public, practice hand/respiratory hygiene and maintain physical distance,” it said.


Please refer to table below for confirmed cases of COVID-19 across states in Nigeria.


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