Two Hundred And Thirty-Eight, (238), new COVID-19 cases, were recorded in Nigeria, as at 11:00pm yesterday, Friday, May1, 2020.
This was made known in an update given, by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, NCDC.
This now brings the total number of COVID-19 cases in Nigeria to Two Thousand, One Hundred And Seventy, (2,170), with Three Hundred And Fifty-One, (351), of those cases, discharged and Sixty-Eight, (68), deaths.
The new cases recorded yesterday showed that, update, also, showed that, Kano State recorded Ninety-Two, (92), new cases, while the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja, recorded Thirty-Six, (36), new cases, with Lagos State recording Thirty, (30), new cases.
Gombe State, recorded Sixteen, (16), new cases, while Bauchi State recorded Ten, (10), new cases, with Delta State recording Eight, (8), new cases.
Oyo State recorded Six, (6), new cases, while Sokoto and Zamfara States recorded Five, (5), new cases each, with Ondo and Nasarawa States, recording Four, (4), cases each.
Borno, Edo, Ekiti, Kwara and Yobe States recorded Three, (3), new cases each, while Adamawa State recorded Two, (2), cases, with Ebonyi, Enugu, Imo, Night and Rivers States recording One, (1), case each.
As COVID-19 infection rages on in Nigeria, the Federal Government is, still looking for about 12,000 contacts across the country.
This was disclosed yesterday, by Dr. Chikwe Ihekweazu, Director-General of the Nigeria Center for Disease Control, NCDC.
The contacts are needed, for their samples, to get tested. “In terms of the number of contact tracing, every day, there are new cases and new contacts, but cumulatively, there are 12,000 contacts across the country”, Ihekweazu.
These contacts are potential carriers, prone to spreading the virus, if they are not found on time and tested for COVID-19.
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