Categories: Coronavirus

NCDC Says It Has Tested 8,003 Samples

NCDC Director General, Dr Chikwe Ihekweazu.

 

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control on Monday said it has tested 8,003 samples for COVID-19 in the country.

The information was contained in the NCDC’s COVID-19 situation report dated April 19, 2020.

The report noted that 9,233 have been identified as ‘People of Interest’ with about 98 per cent now contacted.

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According to the report, 22 states and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) have reported at least one case of COVID-19.

The death rate was put at three per cent.

The NCDC data also reflected that more men (70 per cent) had been infected in the country.

The most affected age-group was the 31 – 40 bracket, the report said.

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