There is reduction in the daily number of confirmed cases even with sustained testing rate, he said that the total number of confirmed cases in Nigeria as of Monday morning was 161,737 from 1,727,467 samples tested with a test positivity rate of 9.4 per cent.
He, however, said that Nigeria had recorded 2,030 deaths.
“In the last week, we have recorded a total of 1080 cases.
“This is less than what was recorded daily during the second wave even with sustained testing.
“While this is good, we shall not on account of this rest on our oars for it is still too early to do so.
“We shall continue to sustain our testing rate to ensure that we identify, isolate and treat positive cases in the country.
“This is necessary to avoid a third wave which some countries are presently experiencing,” he said.
“In addition to this, we are sustaining distribution of available commodities, PPEs and consumables to ensure availability at all times for end users at treatment centres.
“Evidence has shown improvement in management of cases as many gaps identified during the supervisory visits are being addressed.
“Some centres are operating in new and purpose-built isolation wards, while there’s an ongoing remodelling of some centres, improved workflow, better IPC practice and availability of better equipment such as Oxygen Concentrators, ventilators among others,” he said