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Nigeria Records 386 New Cases of Coronavirus, Total Now 3912

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Nigeria recorded 386 fresh cases of coronavirus on Friday, bringing the total number of cases to 3912.

This was announced by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control while giving the daily COVID-19 update in the country.

It also stated that 176 new cases of coronavirus were recorded in Lagos state.

The health agency also announced that ten new deaths were recorded in the country, making the total number of fatalities from coronavirus-complications rise to 117.

It said: “386 new cases of COVID-19;

“176-Lagos, 65-Kano, 31-Katsina, 20-FCT, 17-Borno, 15-Bauchi, 14-Nasarawa, 13-Ogun, 10-Plateau, 4-Oyo, 4-Sokoto, 4-Rivers, 3-Kaduna, 2-Edo, 2-Ebonyi, 2-Ondo, 1-Enugu, 1-Imo, 1-Gombe, 1-Osun”

Data obtained from the NCDC’s website showed that Lagos has recorded a total of 1,667 confirmed lab cases, 1,052 of which were recorded to be active.

Earlier on Friday, the Director General of the NCDC, Dr. Chikwe Ihekweazu disclosed that the health agency will not relent in its efforts to support states in preventing, preparing for, detecting and responding to Covid-19.

He said: “One of the mandates in the Act establishing the NCDC is for us to support all states in preventing, preparing for, detecting and responding to infectious disease outbreaks. While COVID-19 has been unprecedented, we’ve not relented in our support.

“In the last 3 years, we’ve supported states in establishing Emergency Operations Centres, rapidly scaled up lab capacity and provided other resources for health security at the state level. These resources are now being used for the Covid-19 response.”

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