Five days after easing lockdown, Nigeria’s virus cases spike by 1,354


[ICYMI] Nigeria records 386 new cases of COVID-19, total infection now 3912

By David Royal

Nigeria’s virus cases have witnessed an increase of 1,354 five days after the gradual easing of lockdown in Lagos, and Abuja commenced.

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) on Friday recorded 386 new cases of COVID-19 in the country, bringing the total number of infections in Nigeria to 3912.

The NCDC also said that 10 new patients have been confirmed dead to the virus in the country, bringing the total number of deaths to 117.

Vanguard reports that this is the highest number of cases recorded in a single day in the country.

NCDC said that cases have been recorded in 34 states and the Federal Capital Territory.

According to it, on May 8, 2020, 386 new confirmed cases and 10 deaths were recorded in Nigeria.

NCDC highlighted that the 386 new cases were reported from 20 states – Lagos (176), Kano(65), Katsina (31), FCT(20), Borno(17), Bauchi(15), Nasarawa (14), Ogun(13), Plateau(10), Oyo(4), Sokoto(4), Rivers(4), Kaduna(3), Edo(2), Ebonyi(2), Ondo(2),…

Source: Vanguard Newspaper