A total of 381 new cases of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) has been confirmed in Nigeria, the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) disclosed late Thursday.
In a post on its Twitter handle, the centre said 183 of the cases were recorded in Lagos State, 55 in Kano State, 44 in Jigawa State, 19 each in Zamfara and Bauchi states, 11 in Katsina State, nine in Borno State, eight in Kwara State, seven in Kaduna State and six in Gombe State.
Five cases were recorded in Ogun State, four in Sokoto State, three each in Oyo and Rivers states, two in Niger State and one Akwa Ibom, Enugu and Plateau states respectively.
Four new deaths were also reported.
The newly collated figures represent the highest number of confirmed COVID-19 in a single day in Lagos State, as well the highest reported in the country in general since the outbreak of the virus in March.
381 new cases of #COVID19;
— NCDC (@NCDCgov) May 7, 2020
This latest figure brings the number of confirmed Coronavirus cases in Nigeria to 3,526, with the virus spreading to 34 states and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).
Out of the 3,526 cases, Lagos State has recorded the highest number with 1,491, followed by Kano State with 482, FCT with 316, Borno State has 125, Gombe State has 109, Katsina State has 106, Bauchi State with 102, Ogun State with 100, Kaduna State with 92, Sokoto State with 89, Jigawa State with 83, Edo and Zamfara states have 65 each, Oyo State has 55, Osun State has 37, Kwara State with 24, Kebbi State with 18 and Delta, Rivers and Akwa Ibom states have 17 respectively.
Taraba and Adamawa states have 15 cases each, Ondo and Yobe states have 13 each, Ekiti State has 12, Nasarawa has 11, Enugu State has nine, Niger State has six, Bayelsa, Ebonyi and Plateau states have five each, Imo, Abia and Benue states have two respectively, and Anambra has one case.
A total of 107 deaths have been recorded, while 601 patients have been discharged.