The Nigeria Center for Disease Control (NCDC) in a situation report released on Friday, said it recorded an increase in the number of discharge cases for the coronavirus disease.
According to the report, there was a decline in the number of samples tested from 83,642 recorded in Week 13 to 68,911 in Week 14.
The report read, “In Week 14, the number of in-bound international travellers tested was 4,416 of which 25 (0.6%) were positive compared to 70 (0.7%) (out of 9,483 tested) in week 13.
“Also, the number of out-bound international travellers tested was 6,413 of which 33 (0.5%) were positive compared to 15 (0.2%) (out of 6,531 tested) in week 13.
“The number of samples tested decreased to 68,911 from 83,642 reported in week 13. These were reported in 36 states and FCT.
“In Week 14, the number of new confirmed cases decreased to 116 (0.2%) from 182 (0.2%) with no difference in the percentage test positivity reported in week 13. These were reported in 8 states and FCT.
“The number of discharged cases increased to 131 from 89 in week 13. There were no deaths reported in the last one week.
“Cumulatively, since the outbreak began in Week 9, 2020, 255,631 cases and 3,142 deaths have been reported giving a case fatality rate (CFR) of 1.2%.
“Worldwide, there have been 499,119,316 confirmed COVID-19 cases with 6,185,242 deaths giving a case fatality rate of 1.2%.”