COVID-19:Zero new cases in FCT as Nigeria’s cases jump by single-day record of 381.

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Edozie Udeojo,Abuja

Nigeria Centre for Disease Control on Thursday night confirmed 381 new COVID-19 cases, bringing the total number of infections in Nigeria to 3,526, with Lagos having nearly half of the entire infections.

The centre also said that the number of fatalities has swelled to 107 after recording four new deaths, while 601 people have been discharged from the isolation centres after full recovery.

New COVID-19 Cases as announced on Thursday Night 7th May 2020.

The center disclosed this on it’s verified Twitter handle and website. It announced that 183 new cases were confirmed in Lagos while 55 new cases were from Kano State.

In Jigawa State 44 new cases were confirmed while Zamfara and Bauchi recorded new 19 cases each.

NCDC announced 11 new cases in Katsina while it announced nine new cases in Borno. Kwara State had eight new cases and Kaduna State confirmed seven new cases.

Total breakdown of cases by state.

The coronavirus also spread to Gombe with six new cases and Ogun State also got five new cases while Sokoto got four new cases.

Oyo and Rivers states had three new cases while Niger state got two. Akwa Ibom, Enugu and Plateau recorded one new case each.

A total of 3,526 cases have now been recorded in 34 states and the federal capital territory (FCT).

The increase in the number of cases over the past few weeks has been attributed to increased testing.

While there have been concerns about the number of tests carried out, Chikwe Ihekweazu, said that the figures released as number of tests done does not fully reflect the work that goes on in the laboratories.

Speaking on Thursday at the presidential task force on COVID-19 briefing, he said the figures released do not reflect repeated tests.

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