On Sunday, 21st March 2021, Nigeria recorded a total of 86 new confirmed cases of the covid-19 disease, which is the lowest daily number of cases recorded in exactly 112 days.
This is according to information obtained from the website of the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control and historic data tracked by the Nairalytics – the research arm of Nairametrics.
The last time Nigeria recorded daily cases of the disease less than 86, was on the 29th of November 2020, when 82 cases and 2 deaths were recorded by the NCDC.
This indicates that the pandemic curve in Nigeria is flattening at a rapid pace as the number of active cases has dropped to 11,808 compared to 19,909 recorded at the beginning of the month of March.
So far, Nigeria has recorded 161,737 cases of the disease and 2,030 related deaths, having carried out tests on 1.68 million people between 28th February 2020 to date.
States with highest cases
Lagos state has recorded 57,273 cases of the disease, 426 deaths and currently has 60 cases in admission, Abuja is second on the list with 19,580 recorded cases, 156 deaths, and 3,534 cases still in admission.
Plateau State stands third with 9,006 cases, 57 deaths, and 62 patients still admitted, Kaduna with 8,858 cases, 65 deaths, and 84 cases in admission, while Rivers State has recorded 6,855 cases, 98 deaths, and 113 cases in admission.
Others include; Oyo (6,823), Edo (4,868), Ogun (4,610), Kano (3,889), and Ondo (3,157).
Why this matters
The rapid decline in the number of new cases recorded in the country is an indication that Nigeria has fallen out of the second wave of the pandemic and could resume economic activities fully considering that vaccine has been disbursed and administered in various states of the federation.