Nigeria records lowest COVID-19 infection in five months


Nigeria on Sunday recorded no new death from COVID-9, the fourth day in the past one week that nobody died from the disease.

Also, in continuation of a steady run of low infection figures, the country recorded the lowest daily infections in five months with 86 new cases recorded on Sunday.

The new figure is the lowest reported since October 22, 2020 when 37 new cases were recorded.

Sunday’s tally brings the total number of infections in the West African nation to 161,737.

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

In the past one 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 in three other days in the past one week.

The fatality toll from COVID-19 in Nigeria remains 2,030, according to the NCDC.

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.