97 new cases and three deaths were recorded in 12 states on Sunday.

On Sunday, Nigeria recorded 97 coronavirus infections, a sharp decrease from the 221 and 189 cases reported on Friday and Saturday.

The latest figure, one of the lowest in at least six months, was recorded in just 12 states, bringing the total number of infections in the country to 57, 242, according to the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC).

The new cases, according to the NCDC, were found in Lagos-46 Kwara-12 Rivers-11 Adamawa-4 Niger-4 Ogun-4 Osun-4 Ekiti-3 Imo-3 Kaduna-3 Plateau-2 FCT-1.

Lagos had the highest number of new cases on Sunday with 46 infections to extend its lead as the most impacted city in the country.

Since late July, Nigeria has not reported a daily infection figure that was above 500, an indication that the country might have passed the worst stage of the pandemic.

According to the NCDC update, about 48, 569 of the over 57, 000 infected persons have recovered and been discharged after treatment across the country’s 36 states and the federal capital, Abuja.

Only about 7,500 infections are still active in the country, one of the lowest in the past three months, indicating that the epidemiological curve is falling in the country.

The death toll from the virus is now 1,098 after three people succumbed to the disease in the last 24 hours.