COVID-19 cases dropping in Nigeria due to low testing, says PTF

Nigeria’s steadily abating Coronavirus infection rate is due mainly to the decline in testing by states, the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) said on Monday.

The Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19 Control told Nigerians not to celebrate the reduced positive cases being reported as a flattening of the COVID-19 curve.

Speaking during the PTF briefing on Monday in Abuja, the Head of Disease Surveillance for the NCDC, Elsie Ilori, said: “In the month of August, we had very low number of samples collected.

The PTF noted that States like Kano, Lagos, Oyo, Edo, and FCT, had the biggest decrease in the number of samples collected in August. Also, local government areas lagged behind in sample collection, with no local government area in Kogi State collecting samples in August.



– The Nation

About Delia Innoma

Delia Innoma is a prolific writer, promoter, artist manager with full professional proficiency in English, German and Igbo languages. She studied accounting and computer programming at the Institute of Management and Technology Enugu and Germany respectively. Delia is also a devoted mother of two and she founded the Diamond Celebrities Magazine. Her sense of responsibility and commitment to the Christian faith are essential forces driving her daily activities.

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