Nigeria records zero COVID-19 death in six of last seven days


Nigeria’s management of coronavirus cases appear to have improved as the country recorded no death from the virus in six of the last seven days.

A total of three deaths were recorded across the county in the last eight days from the virus.

No death was reported on Friday. The two recorded on Thursday were the first since last week Friday when one person died from the disease.

Nigeria’s total fatality toll remains 1,165.

These were disclosed Friday night by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) on its COVID-19 microsite, which, however, did not provide details of the treatment method for COVID-19 patients.

While fatalities from the virus have remained at zero for most of the days this past week, Nigeria has recorded over a 100 new cases of the virus daily during the week. The country recorded 143 new cases of COVID-19 on Friday.

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With the latest update, Nigeria’s COVID-19 total case count increased to 65,982, keeping it fifth on the list of African countries hardest hit, behind Ethiopia, Egypt, Morocco, and South Africa.

The 143 new cases were reported from 10 states- Lagos (70), Kaduna (25), FCT (22), Ogun (11), Plateau (4), Oyo (4), Ekiti (3), Osun (2), Edo (1), Kano (1).

With 70 new infections on Friday, Lagos further stretched its lead on the number of infections to over 22,000, about a third of the country’s total.

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