Nigeria recorded 196 new cases of coronavirus on Wednesday according to a tweet by the Nigerian Centre for Disease Control, NCDC.
According to the NCDC, out of the 196 new confirmed cases of the virus, Lagos state recorded the highest number of newly infected persons with 87 cases followed by kano with 24 cases. Others were Gombe 16, Kaduna 17, FCT 16, Katsina 10, Sokoto 8, Edo 7, Borno 6, Yobe 1, Adamawa 1 and Ebonyi 1.
The sudden spike in number of new cases of coronavirus in the country is worrisome.
The Nigerian government announced it will relax restrictions from the 4th of may, a move some public commentators say will only worsen the rate of spread of the pandemic across the states in Nigeria.
Some Nigerians, however, think the current lockdown, which began almost a month ago, could lead to widespread hunger and fuel a crisis.
Nigeria now records a total of 1728 new cases of covid-19, 307 recoveries and 51 deaths.
Kano Mysterious Deaths
A spike in deaths due to an unknown ailment in the city of Kano, north of Nigeria has caused speculations among Nigerians.
While the Kano government say the deaths are unrelated to Covid-19, a recent survey-based report carried out by a professor at by Yusuf Yau Gambo, a lecturer at the department of mathematics at Yusuf Maitama Sule University in Kano, suggest differently.
The report says that 41% of the dead victims had a fever, a prime symptom of covid-19 raising concerns the deaths may be connected with the deadly pandemic.