Nigeria records 381 new cases of COVID-19, total now 3,526

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control has announced 381 new cases of Coronavirus in the country, bringing the total infections to 3526.

This was announced by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, NCDC on Thursday via its verified Twitter handle.

The 381 new cases are the highest Nigeria has ever recorded in 24 hours since the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic in the country.

Nigeria has 22,492 samples tested in its ongoing campaign against the deadly COVID-19, which is far less than Ghana and South Africa that have conducted over 100,000 and close to 200,000 testings so far, with South Africa increasing its daily tests to more than 10,000 a day.

This latest update as of May 7 by NCDC shows that Lagos has the highest number of 183 new cases, Kano (55), Jigawa(44), Zamfara(19), Borno(9), Bauchi(19), Katsina(11), Kwara(8), Kaduna(7), Gombe(6), Ogun(5), Sokoto(4), Oyo(3), Rivers(3), Niger(2), Akwa Ibom(1), Enugu(1), Plateau(1).

A total of 601 patients have been discharged and 107 deaths recorded.