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NCDC confirms 56 new COVID-19 cases — lowest since Oct 24

NCDC confirms 56 new COVID-19 cases — lowest since Oct 24
November 24
02:15 2020

Nigeria’s daily count of coronavirus infections dropped to its lowest in four weeks with 56 new cases confirmed on Monday.

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The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) announced the new cases in its update for November 23, 2020.

Before November 23, the last time the country’s daily case count dropped below 56 was on October 24 when 48 new positive samples were confirmed — at the time, the country had recorded 61,930 infections.

Within the four-week period, the daily figure of new cases, however, dropped to as low as 59 on November 7.

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One person was confirmed to have died of COVID-19 complications, increasing the fatality toll to 1,168, while 165 patients were discharged across the country on Monday.

Out of a total of 66,439 infections confirmed in all 36 states and the FCT, 62,241 patients have been discharged.

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Meanwhile, the World Health Organisation (WHO) says it is important to ensure equitable distribution of vaccines as soon as they’re certified ready to use.

Tedros Ghebreyesus, director-general of WHO, stated this at a media briefing on Monday.

“With the latest positive news from vaccine trials, the light at the end of this long, dark tunnel is growing brighter. There is now real hope that vaccines – in combination with other tried and tested public health measures – will help to end the pandemic,” he said.

“The significance of this scientific achievement cannot be overstated. No vaccines in history have been developed as rapidly as these. The scientific community has set a new standard for vaccine development.

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“Now the international community must set a new standard for access. The urgency with which vaccines have been developed must be matched by the same urgency to distribute them fairly.”

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