NCDC Announces 386 New Corona Virus Cases,Highest So Far.

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Edozie Udeojo,Abuja

The Nigeria Center for Disease Control, NCDC, has announced that Nigeria recorded 386 new cases of coronavirus in the country.

NCDC disclosed this in a tweet via its Twitter handle, on Friday. This makes it the country’s highest daily figure since the nation recorded its first case in February.

The tweet read “386 new cases of #COVID19;


“3912 cases of COVID19 in Nigeria, 679 patients have been discharged with 117 deaths recorded.”

There was an increase in the number of infections reported for Friday compared to 381 reported on Thursday.

NCDC said on May 8, a total of 386 new COVID-19 cases and four deaths were recorded in Nigeria.

A Breakdown of Cases By State

“Till date, 3912 cases have been confirmed, 679 cases have been discharged and 117 deaths have been recorded in 34 states and the Federal Capital Territory.

While Lagos State remains the epicentre for the disease in the country, cases in Kano and Borno states have continued to increase significantly.


Nigeria has so far tested 23,835 persons since the beginning of the pandemic in the country.

A breakdown of all the confirmed cases so far shows that 3,912 infections have been reported in Nigeria since the index case in February. Of that number, 2,950 cases are still active, 679 have recovered and have been discharged, and 127 deaths have been reported.

A breakdown of the 3,526 confirmed cases shows that Lagos State has so far reported 1,226 cases, followed by Kano – 547, FCT – 336, Borno – 147, Gombe – 110, Katsina – 137, Bauchi – 117, Ogun – 113, Kaduna – 93, Sokoto – 94, Jigawa – 83, Edo – 68, Zamfara – 65.Oyo – 59, Osun – 38, Kwara – 28, Kebbi – 18, Delta – 17, Akwa Ibom – 17, , Taraba – 15, Rivers – 21, Adamawa – 15, Yobe – 13, Ondo – 15, Ekiti – 12, Nasarawa – 11, Enugu – 10, Niger – 9, Bayelsa – 5, Ebonyi – 7, Plateau – 15, Benue – 2, Imo – 3, Abia – 2, Anambra – 1.

There has been an increase in infections since the government eased the lockdown on Monday.

Nigerians have been reported to be flouting the safety guidelines put in place by the government to combat the spread of the disease.

The Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Boss Mustapha during the Presidential Task Force briefing on Friday said that the committee has intensified the monitoring of the level of compliance with the advisories and guidelines already issued.

“The outcome of our surveillance still points to the fact that violations are still rampant and as I have always pointed out, portends a very dangerous trend,” he said.

He added that the PTF has been consulting with the security agencies and arrived at the conclusion that strict enforcement should be adopted.

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