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One death in 24 hours — Nigeria records lowest fatality toll in July

One death in 24 hours — Nigeria records lowest fatality toll in July
August 01
00:23 2020
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Nigeria’s COVID-19 daily death toll dropped to a record low on Friday with one person confirmed to have died of COVID-19 complications in the country.

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) confirmed the death in its update for July 31.

This is the first time in July that the country will record less than two fatalities in its daily death tally, and with the new figure, a total of 879 people have now died of COVID-19 complications in Nigeria.

A total of 462 new samples tested positive in 15 states and the federal capital territory (FCT) on Friday, and for the second consecutive day, FCT topped the list with 93 new COVID-19 cases, followed by Lagos with 78 infections.

With 295 patients discharged in the past 24 hours, a total of 19,565 people have now recovered from coronavirus infections across Nigeria.

Meanwhile, in line with the agency’s aim to increase testing capacity, two more facilities have been added to the NCDC’s molecular laboratory network.

They are the Molecular Diagnostics Lab at the Gombe State Specialist Hospital, and the United Nations IOM Lab, Abuja.

A total of 61 labs have now been activated within the NCDC network in 30 states and the FCT to carry out tests for COVID-19.

Kebbi, Zamfara, Niger, Bayelsa, Yobe and Taraba are yet to have any NCDC-approved facility for COVID-19 testing.

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