COVID-19: NCDC Confirms 381 New Cases, Total Infections Now 3,526

 COVID-19: NCDC Confirms 381 New  Cases, Total Infections Now 3,526

Nigeria has recorded 381 new cases of the Coronavirus, bringing the total number of infections in the Country to 3,526.

The Nigeria Center for Disease Control (NCDC), confirmed this in a tweet on Thursday, May 7, 2020.

Of the new cases, 183 are in Lagos State, 55 in Kano State, 44 in Jigawa State, while 19 each are in Zamfara and Bauchi States.

11 are in Katsina State, nine in Borno State, eight in Kwara State, seven in Kaduna State, six in Gombe State, five in Ogun State, four in Sokoto State, three in Oyo and in Rivers States, two in Niger State and one each in Akwa-Ibom, Enugu and Plateau States.

The latest figures come amid concerns about the level of compliance with the guidelines released by the Federal Government for easing the lockdown in the Federal Capital Territory, Lagos, Ogun States; and the level of compliance with the Inter–State lockdown which is in effect.

President Muhammadu Buhari had announced the easing of the lockdown in all three places and imposed an interstate lockdown during his Nationwide broadcast on Monday, April 27, 2020.

Many Nigerians have, however, failed to comply with the guidelines, prompting the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 to warn that full lockdown could be reintroduced if violations continue.

The call was in reaction to recent protests and cases of patients escaping from some isolation centres because of alleged poor treatment.

Since the first case of COVID-19 was confirmed in the country on February 27, 3,525 more cases have been confirmed.

So far, 601 people have recovered from the virus and have been discharged while 107 people have died.

ATINUKE SEUN-IGE

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