For Second Time In 3 Days, Nigeria Reports Close To 400 COVID-19 Cases

In this NCDC’s latest update, Lagos State which has become the undisputed epicentre of the pandemic in Nigeria alone recorded 254 new cases more than half of the 387 new infections.

Nigeria's COVID-19 positive cases up to 57,724 / Photo credit: Vanguardngr.com
Nigeria's COVID-19 positive cases up to 57,724 / Photo credit: Vanguardngr.com

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) on Friday reported 387 new cases of COVID-19 taking the total number of confirmed cases to 9,302.

This is the second time this week Nigeria’s new COVID-19 cases would reach an all-time high.

Just two days earlier the NCDC had reported 389 new cases of the coronavirus disease.

In this NCDC’s latest update, Lagos State, which has become the undisputed epicentre of the pandemic in Nigeria alone recorded 254 new cases more than half of the 387 new infections.

The NCDC also reported that 261 people had now died from the pandemic, while 2697 had recovered and discharged.

The latest update also showed that the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) had 29 and Jigawa State, 24 new cases.

Edo State recorded 22 new cases, Oyo State had 15, Rivers 14, Kaduna State reported 11, Borno State had six, and Kano State recorded had three, while Plateau, Yobe, Gombe and Bauchi states had two cases each.

Ondo State reported one new case.

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