A total of 132 new samples have tested positive for COVID-19 in 11 states across the country.
According to the update by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) for September 14, Lagos recorded the most cases with 52 new infections, followed by Gombe with 27, and Plateau with 17.
One new death was recorded on Monday, increasing the fatality toll to 1,083.
With 185 people also discharged, out of 56,388 cases now confirmed in the country, 44,337 people have recovered.
Meanwhile, the presidential task force (PTF) on COVID-19 has called on Nigerians not to take the declining figures on the daily case count for granted, as prevention is still the best option since there’s no globally certified vaccine yet.
Speaking at a media briefing on Monday, Boss Mustapha, secretary to the government of the federation (SGF) and chairman of the PTF, said an approved vaccine may not be available till 2021.
“What the world still awaits is the arrival of an effective vaccine. The presidential task force updated you last week about the progress made with the candidate vaccines and the phases of the trials. We also assured you that Nigeria would not be left out when eventually access is needed for a safe and effective vaccine certified by global public health authorities,” he said.
“Given this timeline, however, we do not expect vaccines to be available for countries probably till the second half of 2021.
“What this means is that we need to do more than ever before, adhere to the prescribed non-pharmaceutical interventions, and diligently avoid contracting the virus.