#COVID19: Infection Rates In Nigeria Rapidly Rising – NCDC

by on June 21, 2020

Coronavirus statistics in Nigeria are rapidly increasing, as The Nigerian Center for Disease Control  recorded 661 more positive cases of coronavirus (Covid-19) – one of the highest figures reported so far in the country.

NCDC confirmed this in a tweet on Saturday night, saying 19 more people died of complications related to the virus.

The Health agency posited that Nigeria now has 19,808 confirmed cases of Covid-19, out of which 6,718 have been discharged with 506 others dead.

Giving a further update on the outbreak of the disease, the health agency noted that the new cases were reported in 13 states across the country and the Federal Capital Territory.

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Meanwhile, the NCDC has announced a collaboration with technical institution, Africa CDC to support Giwa Local Government in Kaduna State.

The agencies are providing Community wide sensitization in preparation for a mass Covid-19 test.

“In Kaduna State, @AfricaCDC in collaboration with NCDC, is supporting Giwa LGA with wide community sensitisation in preparation for mass #COVID19 testing in the area

Scale-up of testing is key in Nigeria’s #COVID19 response, enabling timely isolation & treatment of cases”.

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