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Nigeria’s Daily COVID-19 Toll Falls As NCDC Confirms 201 New Cases

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Nigeria has recorded a significant reduction in its daily coronavirus infections on Monday after nearly two weeks of high numbers.

This comes as Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) via its Twitter page announced 201 new cases recorded last night, which were the lowest in about 12 days.

The latest figure came barely three days after the country recorded its highest daily figure of 796, smashing the previous record of 745 reported on June 19.

Cases have been relatively high since early December with infection rates still concentrated in Nigeria’s two hardest hit cities – Lagos and Abuja.

Within 12 days, nearly 6,000 new cases were reported to indicate a resurgence in cases after weeks of low numbers.

The 201 infections on Monday marked a sharp decrease from the 418 recorded on Sunday.

With the new toll, the total number of cases in the country has now increased from 73,175 to 73,374 while figure of discharged patients moved from 66,090 to 66,314.

A total of 1,197 deaths have now been recorded thus far in Africa’s most populous country as no new fatality was reported in the last 24 hours.

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