The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), on Friday, confirmed 387 new cases of Coronavirus (COVID-19) in the country.
With this update, the total number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the country now stands at 9, 302.
This is the second highest daily figure within the week from confirmed COVID-19. The highest figure so far reported since the beginning of the outbreak was reported this week on May 27, with 389 cases.
Also, two deaths were recorded from the virus on Friday bringing the total number of confirmed deaths from the virus to 261 from 259 reported on Thursday.
Lagos recorded the highest number of cases with 254 infections. The state also remains the epicentre for the disease.
The agency in a tweet late Friday night said the 387 new cases were reported in 14 states. These are Lagos, Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Jigawa, Edo, Oyo, Kaduna, Rivers, Borno, Kano, Plateau, Yobe, Gombe, Bauchi and Ondo.
“Till date, 9, 302 cases have been confirmed, 2, 697 cases have been discharged and 261 deaths have been recorded in 35 states and the Federal Capital Territory,” it said.
The 387 new cases were reported as follows: Lagos – 254, FCT – 29, Jigawa – 24, Edo – 22, Oyo 15, Rivers – 14, Kaduna 11, Borno – 6, Kano – 3, Plateau – 2, Yobe – 2, Gombe – 2, Bauchi – 2, and Ondo – 1.
Meanwhile, the Lagos State Government says 29 additional coronavirus patients, comprising two Indians and 27 Nigerians have been discharged from its isolation centres.
Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu made the announcement in a statement on Friday.
He said that a total of 854 patients had now been discharged in the state.
”Today (Friday) 29 COVID-19 Lagos patients; 24 males and 5 females, including two Indians were discharged from our Gbagada, Lekki and Agidingbi isolation facilities to reunite with the society.
”The patients, 20 from Gbagada, 6 from Lekki and 3 from Agidingbi Isolation Centres were discharged, having fully recovered and tested negative to COVID-19.
”With this, the number of COVID-19 confirmed cases that have been successfully managed and discharged in Lagos is now 854,” Sanwo-Olu said.