COVID-19: Nigeria records 381 new cases in one day

COVID-19: Nigeria records 381 new cases in one day

- The Nigeria Center for Disease Control(NCDC) has confirmed 381 new cases of the coronavirus

- Of the new cases, 183 are in Lagos, 55 are in Kano, 44 in Jigawa while 19 each are in Zamfara and Bauchi state

- The agency disclosed that the number of fatalities increased to 107, while recoveries stand at 601

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Nigeria has recorded 381 new cases of the coronavirus, the highest number of cases recorded in a single day in the country.

The Nigeria Center for Disease Control(NCDC), confirmed this in a tweet on Thursday, May 7.

The new cases bring the total number of infections in the country to 3,526.

Of the new cases, 183 are in Lagos, 55 are in Kano, 44 in Jigawa while 19 each are in Zamfara and Bauchi.

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Eleven are in Katsina, nine in Borno, eight in Kwara, seven in Kaduna, six in Gombe, five in Ogun, four in Sokoto, three in Oyo and in Rivers, two in Niger and one each in Akwa-Ibom, Enugu and Plateau states.

The number of fatalities increased from 103 to 107, while recoveries increased from 534 to 601.

Meanwhile, the federal government has dismissed the allegation that staff of Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) are charging N35,000 before collecting samples for Covid-19 test.

Speaking during the task force briefing on Wednesday, May 6, Boss Mustapha, secretary to the government of the federation, dismissed the allegation as a lie spurious lie flying in the face of fact.

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The SGF, who doubles as the chairman of the PTF on Covid-19, warned against spreading of false news in order to avoid plunging the country into crisis, This Day reports.

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The SGF, noting that the danger and risks in taking samples are more pronounced than what many Nigerians think, maintained that the service offered by the officials of NCDC "calls for absolute diligence" which one must be prepared and trained for.

In another report, the federal government on Wednesday, May 6, expressed worry that Nigerians are yet to come to terms with the deadly nature of the global pandemic called coronavirus.

According to This Day, this would be the second time the Nigerian government is lamenting over the refusal of people complying with safety guidelines since the easing of the lockdown in the FCT, Ogun and Lagos states.

Boss Mustapha, the chairman of the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 speaking at the daily briefing in Abuja, expressed the government’s dissatisfaction with peoples' misconduct across the nation. ( -> We have upgraded to serve you better.

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