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Nigeria records lowest daily new Covid-19 cases in 4 weeks

Low record of Corona cases in Nigeria

Nigeria’s 404 new cases of Covid-19 announced by the Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) on its website late Wednesday is the lowest number of daily new cases of the disease reported in Africa’s biggest economy in the last 28 days, according to BusinessDay analysis.

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Data from NCDC show that Nigeria has recorded total confirmed cases of 42,208 as at July 29, 2020, with 19,004 discharged and 873 deaths.

Nigeria reported its highest number of daily cases in the month on July 1, at 790. Ever since, the number of daily new cases has been mostly in the 500-600 range, though with 400-500 range appearing six times in July.

This, however, does not imply that Africa’s most populous country has won the war against the pathogen, according to experts.

Last week, Akin Abayomi, commissioner for health in Lagos State, which is the epicentre of the virus spread in Nigeria, told a press conference that there would be a spike in the number of Covid-19 cases in Lagos in August. He expects the rise would be as a result of modelling carried out on the pandemic in the state.

“Modelling is not always accurate. So, this is just a postulation and I hope Lagos State will soon flatten the curve. We are refining the model so that we can get a better grasp when the cases will peak and when we are likely to experience the downward trend of the outbreak,” he said.