- NCDC has announced 328 new cases of Covid-19 on Friday, June 5
- Lagos still leads the pack with 121 cases while FCT follows with 70
- With the latest report, Nigeria now has a total of 11844 cases with 333 deaths and 3696 recoveries
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The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has announced fresh 328 cases of coronavirus in the country.
The national health agency announced the new cases via its Twitter page on Friday evening, June 5
According to the release which saw Lagos state lead the pack with 121 new cases while FCT follows with 70, Bauchi 25, Rivers 18, and Oyo 16.
In total, 3696 patients have been successfully discharged after testing negative, while 333 deaths have been recorded so far.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had reported that the index case of Covid-19 was confirmed in Lagos, Nigeria on Thursday, February 27. A few months after, the virus has spread to 35 states and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).
Also, Nigeria has the third-highest Covid-19 cases in Africa, trailing South Africa and Egypt. Despite all these figures, many Nigerians appear not to believe that Covid-19 is real, according to an online poll by Legit.ng.
"What do you think as Nigeria hit 10,000 confirmed coronavirus cases, over 300 deaths but some people say it is not real?" Legit.ng asked in the Facebook poll.
Over 4,000 people participated in the poll: the majority, 62%, claimed the virus is not real while the remaining 38% said it is real.
The result is, however, a little different on the same poll question on Twitter: 40% of the respondents believe the virus is real while 32% said it is not.
A look at the comments posted by the respondents could give an insight to while many still believe the virus is not real, despite the number of infections and deaths confirmed so far.
Akande Maywiam Olaosebikan said: " 2weeks ago my uncle had malaria and was taken to hospital when he was discharged what was written on d report was "discharge of covid19" so we took it upon d hospital they apologized and said it was a mix up.. somebody dat didn't even use up to 3days in d hospital b4 he was discharged... Ati gbon."
For those that believe it is real, the few comments below represent their thoughts:
Olumide Adeniyi Olubowale said: "Do we need to pray for those saying its not real to be infected? Because for us that Doctors and nurses in the frontline caring for this people and getting infected bringing it home to their loved ones. Should we tell them to down tools and let it become epidemics?
"How do we tell these irresponsible people that this virus keeps killing daily. Or they just want to say its not real to allay their fears, maybe it will go away. Because obviously this is irresponsible."
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