According to the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control on Monday, Nigeria reported another low incidence of the novel coronavirus; as 290 new infections was recorded, being the second lowest daily figure since June 8.
Five deaths were also recorded in the last 24 hours, bringing the toll of COVID-19 related deaths to 950.
The given figure on Monday is slightly higher than the 288 daily cases recorded a week ago.
Nigeria continue to record cases below 500 for the past two weeks; this may signify that the country’s epidemiological curve is heading downwards if the trend persists.
The latest figure brings the total number of infections in the country to 46,867, according to the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC).
The NCDC in its daily update of the infection on its Twitter handle @NCDCgov said out of a total 46,867 infected persons so far, more than 33,000 have recovered and have been discharged after treatment in the country’s 36 states and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).
The 290 new cases were reported from 16 states: Lagos (82), Plateau (82), Oyo (19), FCT (18), Edo (16), Kaduna (15), Enugu (9), Ogun (9), Kano (8), Kwara (8), Cross River (5), Ondo (5), Rivers (5), Ekiti (4), Imo (3) and Borno (2).
Lagos remains the hardest-hit state with about a third of Nigeria’s cases (over 15, 000) recorded therein.
The second most affected place in Nigeria is Abuja, the capital city, with more than 4,000 cases.
So far, Nigeria has tested nearly 320,000 out of its over 200 million population, the proportion is quite low to be instructive.