Breaking: Recovery Rate Hits 20% as NCDC Reports Sharp Drop in New Covid-19 Cases

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Nigeria gets a remarkable reduction in the number of new Covid-19 cases as the Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has reported 146 fresh cases in the country. This is a huge reduction from 242 recorded the previous day and it brings the total number of confirmed cases in the country to 4,787.

Lagos got the highest daily tally for a state with 57 new cases, representing a remarkable reduction from 88 recorded the day before. This brings the total cases in the state to 1,990 representing 41.5% of total cases in the country.

Kano maintained its second spot on the general log 693 cases after getting a daily tally of 27. The FCT got only 1 new case but remained third on the national log with 360 total cases.

Of the 20 states featuring on the daily update, the Northwest, Northeast and Northcentral have the highest representation with 4 states appease. The Southwest has 3 states while the Southeast and Southsouth have 2 states each.

Both Kogi and Cross River are yet to register a single Covid-19 case.

Testing, recoveries, deaths and active cases

Nigeria continues to record more than 1,000 tests per day as 1,340 new tests were reported in the daily update. This is an improvement from 1,127 tests recorded the previous day, bringing total test carried out in the country to 28,418.

The NCDC reported 57 new recoveries in its latest update to bring the total number of discharged cases in Nigeria to 959. While this isn’t nearly as impressive is as 124 recorded the previous day, it gives the country a recovery rate of 20%, up from 19.4%.

Eight new deaths were recorded in the daily update to bring the total number of deaths to 158. This gives the country a mortality rate of 3.3%, a slight deterioration from 3.2% which it had remained for the previous two days.

Total number of active cases in the country is 3,670. this means 76.6% of cases in the country are still active.

Africa and the world

On the continent, South Africa remains top on the log after recording 698 new cases to finish the day with 11,350 total cases. Egypt remains second with 347 new cases to finish the day with 10,093 total cases. Morocco remains third with 137 new cases to finish with 6,418.

Around the world, there are 4,339,840 cases. More than 1.6 million people have recovered while nearly 300,000 have died. USA has more than 1.4 million cases while 83,425 people have died.


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