Nigeria: COVID-19 Cases, Deaths Dropped Sharply in One Week

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The number of confirmed cases of coronavirus in Nigeria dipped below 4,000 for the second week in a row, data from the Centre for Disease Control showed.

The number of cases recorded in the week under review (July 26 to August 1)declined to 3, 560, compared with 3,870 recorded in the previous week (July 19-25).

That’s an 8 percent decrease.

DEATHS

The death rate also decreased by 65 per cent- twenty (27) persons succumbed to the disease compared with 78 the previous week.

RECOVERIES

The rate of recoveries however increased by 56 percent- from 2, 010 in the previous to 3,139 in the week under review.

SAMPLE TESTED

According to the public health agency data, more 283,916 samples have been tested nationwide.

24,400 of which were conducted last week-That is 51 percent less than the previous week figure of 50,700.

To date, more than 43,537 have been infected with the virus and 883 persons succumbed to the disease in Nigeria.

LAST WEEK DAILY CASES

Date Cases Discharged Deaths

26/07 555 426 2

27/07 648 829 2

28/07 624 561 8

29/07 404 240 5

30/07 481 266 5

31/07 462 295 1

01/08 386 522 4

STATE BY STATE BREAKDOWN

STATES CONFIRMED CASES

Lagos 15,186

FCT 3,933

Oyo 2,768

Edo 2,300

Rivers 1,806

Kano 1,597

Delta 1,510

Kaduna 1,457

Ogun 1,397

Plateau 1,211

Ondo 1,192

Enugu 821

Ebonyi 796

Kwara 753

Katsina 745

Borno 613

Gombe 607

Bauchi 560

Osun 553

Abia 551

Imo 469

Benue 346

Bayelsa 339

Nasarawa 329

Jigawa 322

Niger 223

Akwa Ibom 221

Adamawa 164

Sokoto 154

Ekiti 141

Anambra 135

Kebbi 90

Zamfara 77

Yobe 67

Taraba 54

Cross River 45

Kogi 5

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