Nigeria’s New Cases Of Coronavirus Spike 386, Totalling 3,912


Nigeria’s confirmed new cases of coronavirus stand at 386, bringing the total to 3,912.

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control made this known on Friday said, “On the 8th of May 2020, 386 new confirmed cases and 10 deaths were recorded in Nigeria.

“No new state has reported a case in the last 24 hours.

“Till date, 3912 cases have been confirmed, 679 cases have been discharged and 117 deaths have been recorded in 34 states and the Federal Capital Territory

“The 386 new cases are 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).”

Data obtained from the NCDC showed that 68 per cent of those infected with the virus are males while 32 per cent are females.

It also showed that how 61 per cent of COVID-19 patients contacted the virus is not known.
While the country has a recovery rate of over 17 percent, about 80 percent of the cases in the country are active.

Already, Lagos State which was reported by the NCDC to have confirmed 176 new cases has expressed concern over the increasing number of runaway patients tested positive for COVID-19 in the state, describing it as “disturbing.”
Commissioner for Health, Professor Akin Abayomi, made the remark on Friday, during a media briefing on the update of COVID-19 situation in the state, held in Alausa, Ikeja.
The total confirmed cases in Lagos State as at Friday were 1, 667.

Meanwhile, World Health Organisation says deaths in Africa could rise to 190,000.