Nigeria registered 381 new cases of coronavirus, bringing the total number of infections in the country to 3,526.
The Nigeria Disease Control Center (NCDC) confirmed this in a tweet on Thursday.
381 new cases of #COVID-19;
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This is the largest number of cases recorded in a single day in the country.
Of the new cases, 183 are in Lagos, 55 in Kano, 44 in Jigawa and 19 in Zamfara and Bauchi.
11 are in Katsina, nine in Borno, eight in Kwara, seven in Kaduna, six in Gombe, five in Ogun, four in Sokoto, three in Oyo and Rivers, two in Niger and one in Akwa-Ibom, Enugu and Plateau states .
The latest figures come amid concerns about the level of compliance with guidelines released by the federal government to facilitate the blockade in Lagos, Ogun and the territory of the federal capital. There were also concerns about the level of compliance with the interstate blockade that is in place.
President Muhammadu Buhari announced the easing of the blockade in three places and imposed the interstate block during its national broadcast on Monday, April 27.
Many Nigerians, however, failed to comply with the guidelines, prompting the COVID-19 Presidential Task Force to warn that the total blockade could be reintroduced if violations continue.
During its briefing on Thursday, PTF condemned what it said was a high level of commitment among some security officials in executing the night curfew and a ban on interstate travel.
The task force also asked state governments to improve safety and well-being in the various isolation and treatment centers across the country.
The call responded to recent protests and cases of patients who escaped some isolation centers because of alleged ill-treatment.
Since the first case of COVID-19 was confirmed in the country on February 27, a further 3,525 cases have been confirmed.
So far, 601 people have recovered from the virus and been discharged, while 107 have died sadly.