NCDC Records 386 New Cases of COVID-19

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) on Friday recorded 386 new cases of COVID-19, bringing the total number of infections in Nigeria to 3,912.

The NCDC also said that 10 new patients have been confirmed dead to the virus in the country, bringing the total number of deaths to 117.

The News Agency of Nigeria(NAN) reports that this is the highest number of cases recorded in a single day in the country.

NCDC said that the new cases recorded were from 34 states and the Federal Capital Territory.

According to it, on May 8, 2020, 386 new confirmed cases and 10 deaths were recorded in Nigeria.

The agency noted that no new state has reported a case in the last 24 hours.

“Till date, 3,912 cases have been confirmed, 679 cases have been discharged and 117 deaths have been recorded in 34 states and the Federal Capital Territory.

NCDC highlighted that the 386 new cases were reported from 20 states – Lagos (176); Kano (65), Katsina (31), FCT(20), Borno(17), Bauchi(15), Nasarawa (14), Ogun(13), Plateau(10), Oyo(4), Sokoto(4), Rivers(4), Kaduna(3), Edo(2), Ebonyi(2), Ondo(2), Enugu(1), Imo(1), Gombe(1), Osun(1).

NAN reports that one of the mandates in the Act establishing the NCDC is to support all states in preventing, preparing for, detecting and responding to infectious disease outbreaks.

While COVID-19 has been unprecedented, NCDC said it will not relent in supporting the 36 states of the federation.

The agency said that in the last three years, it had supported states in establishing Emergency Operations Centres, rapidly scaled up laboratory capacity and provided other resources for health security at the state level.

It added that these resources were now being used for the COVID+19 response in the country.