Antarctic Sea Ice Extent only dropped 5960 sq km from day 43 to day 44. Which brings it to within 9310 sq km of the 2008 record for highest minimum. That means at least one more day with the chance of a new record occurring. Maybe two. It isn’t impossible for this to be minimum, just unlikely. The earliest minimum was day 43 in 1996.
Antarctic Sea Ice Extent is still 702,000 sq km above the 1981-2010 mean, which is 23.4% above the mean.