- NCDC has reported 386 new cases of coronavirus
- Lagos state recorded the highest number with 176 new cases
- With this, Nigeria now has 3912 confirmed cases of #COVID19
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The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has reported 386 new cases of the novel coronavirus in Nigeria on Friday, May 8.
The new cases are one of the highest to be reported in the country by the government agency. This was disclosed by the agency in a tweet
According to the report, Lagos state has the highest infections with 176 cases while Kano followed with 65 infections.
Katsina came third with 31 infections and followed by Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Abuja which has 20 cases. Borno has 17 while Bauchi has 15.
Nasarawa recorded 14 cases while Ogun state has 13 with Plateau having 10 cases.
Oyo, Sokoto and Rivers states record 4 cases each while Kaduna has 3 infections.
Also, three states which include Edo, Ondo, Ebonyi, all have 2cases each.
On the bottom of the list are 4 states of Enugu, Imo, Gombe and Osun who shared 4 cases equally.
In all, the cases were reported in 20 states as the total number of cases rose to 3912.
Meanwhile, recall that Legit.ng reported that Nigeria records 238 cases of the novel coronavirus in Nigeria on Friday, May 1.
The new cases are among the highest to be reported in the country by the government agency.
According to the report, Kano state has the highest infections with 92 cases while Federal Capital Territory, Abuja followed with 36 infections.
Lagos came third with 30 infections and followed by Gome which has 16 cases. Bauchi has 10 cases while Delta has 8.
Oyo recorded 6 cases while Zamfara and Sokoto have 10 cases shared between them equally. Ondo and Nassarawa also record 4 cases each.
Also, five states which include Kwara, Edo, Ekiti, Borno, Yobe all have 3 cases each. Only Adamawa has 2 infections.
On the bottom of the list are 5 states of Niger, Imo, Ebonyi, Rivers, Enugu who shared 5 cases equally.
With this, Nigeria now has 2170 confirmed cases of #COVID19, with 351 discharged and 68 deaths.
Legit.ng had also reported that the Presidential Task Force (PTF) says 5,000 frontline health workers responding to the Novel Coronavirus (COVID19), pandemic outbreak in the country will receive life insurance cover.
Boss Mustapha, the secretary to the government of the Federation and PTF chairman on COVID-19, said this at the PTF daily briefing on COVID19 on Friday in Abuja.
Mustapha said N112, 500, was fully paid by the Nigerian Insurance Industry in line with the principle of “No Premium No Cover” for the health workers.
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