Nigeria’s Center for Disease Control, NCDC, has announced 221 new cases of COVID-19, the lowest daily cases recorded in the last three months.
Announcing this on its official twitter handle, @NCDCgov Wednesday night, the Centre said the new cases were reported in 20 states.
From August 4 to 25, Nigeria reported 288, 290 and 252 cases.
The NCDC said more people died of COVID-19 related complications in the country in the last 24 hours with the national death toll rising to 1,010, adding that 40,000 had been treated and discharged from isolation centres across the country.
The Centre said Plateau reported the highest of 60; FCT, 33; Kaduna, 26; Rivers, 18; Lagos, 17; Enugu, 9; Kwara, 9; Ondo, 9 and Nasarawa, 6.
Others are Gombe, 5; Anambra, 5; Delta, 4; Abia, 4; Imo, 3; Edo, 2; Ogun, 2; Oyo, 2; Osun, 2; Bauchi, 1 and Kano, 1.
It advised Nigerians to maintain physical distancing.
“It is important to maintain physical distancing and avoid large gatherings because you may not know who may have COVID-19,” it said.
Nigeria’s COVID-19 figures issued by the NCDC on sample collection as at August 25 stand as: Lagos, 95,843; FCT, 46,413; Kano, 42,744; Plateau, 23,113 and Oyo, 19,562.
Active Fact Sheet
The Nigeria Active Case Fact Sheet as at August 25 are: FCT 3,548; Lagos, 2,602; Oyo, 1,289; Plateau, 988 and Imo, 326.