2021 Week 5: COVID-19 Cases Drops For The Second Time Consecutively

 2021 Week 5: COVID-19 Cases Drops For The Second Time Consecutively

The number of COVID-19 cases recorded in the fifth week of 2020 totalled 8470. This is a drop from over 9000 and 11,000 cases recorded in the fourth and third week consecutively.

The average number of cases are recorded 1210 per day. At the beginning of the week, 1114 cases were recorded on Friday. This subsequently rose to 1883 cases on Saturday. However, the confirmed cases dropped to its lowest record in the year following 685 and 676 reported on Sunday and Monday respectively.

Cases according to the Nigerian Centre for Disease Control increased to 1634 and 1138 on Tuesday and Wednesday respectively.

At the close of the week, NCDC reported that 1340 cases were recorded on Thursday. The total number of cases reported in Nigeria rose to 136,030 with 1632 deaths. The total number of discharge patients increased to 110,449.

Kehinde Ogunyale

Freelance Investigative and Data Journalist

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