COVID-19: Nigeria Recorded 2 Deaths Last Week, Lowest In 7 Months | TimeTestedNews


Last week, Nigeria recorded two COVID-19 deaths – the lowest weekly figure since March, official data shows.

According to the data provided by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), the country’s public health agency, two deaths were reported on Saturday, the 41st week of the pandemic in Nigeria.


The last time the country recorded such a low figure was during the early stages of the virus in Nigeria, between March 23 and March 29, when only a casualty had been recorded.

Seven persons died of COVID-19 complications in the previous week (September 27 to October 3) while a total of 11 persons died from the virus in the preceding week.

Fewer cases, recoveries

Nigeria’s new weekly COVID-19 infections and recoveries also reduced significantly last week when compared to the previous week.

Last week, between Sunday and Saturday, 816 new cases were reported in the country compared to the 2,142 recorded the previous week.

The reduction in the number of new infections could, however, be attributed to reduced testing.

A total of 18,597 samples were collected for testing last week as against the 30,220 tested the previous week.

A total 551,362 samples have been collected for testing in Nigeria since the pandemic broke out in February.