Nigeria’s coronavirus cases dropped massively on Tuesday, August 25
The NCDC recorded only 252 new cases in 17 states and the FCT
Moreover, Lagos came behind three states while the number of discharged patients (39,964) nears the confirmed cases (52,800)
There seems to be a ray of hope beaming on Nigeria’s long struggle with the dreaded and devastating coronavirus pandemic as the nation recorded a massive drop in new cases on Tuesday, August 25.
According to a tweet from the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), there were only 252 infections on Tuesday.
Also, the number of discharged patients which is 39,964, is coming closer to the confirmed cases (52,800) while the death toll rises to 1,007.
Added to this impressive and welcome development, there is even more great news for Lagosians as the state might stop being the epicentre of the disease soon with just 26 new cases as at Tuesday.
This is as Lagos came behind three other states on NDCDC’s online chart. The states ahead of Lagos are Plateau (50), Enugu (35) and Rivers (27).
Also, the presidential task force on Covid-19 had said the fatality rate from the coronavirus pandemic was continuously declining in the country.
Addressing the pressmen on Monday, August 24, Boss Mustapha who is the chairman of the task force said although Nigeria crossed the 1,000 death line recently, there has been a drastic drop in the Case Vatality Rate (CFR).
Nigeria at the time had 52,548 confirmed Covid-19 cases with 39,258 recoveries and 1004 deaths according to the NCDC data of Monday, August 24.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng reported that after much efforts from both government and private bodies, Nigeria and Africa, in general, had been declared free from the scourge of polio.
This good news was announced by Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, the director-general of the World Health organisation, on Tuesday, August 25.
Excited over this, WHO noted that the development marks the eradication of a second virus from the face of Africa since smallpox about four decades ago.