“On the 24th of March, 96 new confirmed cases were recorded in Nigeria.
“Till date, 162,178 cases have been confirmed, 148,726 cases have been discharged and 2,031 deaths have been recorded in the 36 states and the Federal Capital Territory.
Others are Oyo State (3), Plateau (3), Jigawa (2), Osun (2), Borno (1), Nasarawa (1), Rivers (1) and Sokoto State (1).’’
NCDC said that a multi-sectoral national emergency operations centre, activated at level 3 had continued to coordinate national response activities in the country.
It noted that there were 11,421 active cases in Nigeria in the past 24 hours.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Nigeria’s daily fresh COVID-19 cases have continued to follow a downward trend from an all-time high of 2,314 on Jan. 22.
Daily new positive cases have come down to 86 as at March 21.
Meanwhile, Nigeria has tested 1,727, 467 people since the first confirmed case of COVID-19 was announced on Feb. 27, 2020. (NAN)