COVID19: We don’t give tests results to individuals - NCDC

COVID19: We don’t give tests results to individuals - NCDC

- The NCDC has revealed why it does not release coronavirus tests results to patients

- The agency said that it is not its duty to reveal results to patients but to forward them to states

- The NCDC made this known on Friday, May 15 on its official Twitter page

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The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) on Friday, May 15, said that its responsibility is not to release coronavirus tests results to patients.

The national health agency said that part of its duties is to communicate the results between its laboratories and states across the nation.

On its Twitter page, the NCDC said: "It is important to emphasise that the NCDC does not provide results to individuals

"Our role as the national public health institute is to coordinate the communication of results between testing laboratories and States, who then communicate with individuals."

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Meanwhile, reported that the NCDC had spotted another error in its record of the confirmed COVID-19 cases in the country.

While confirming 14 new cases on Thursday evening, April 9, taking the total confirmed cases to 288, the federal health agency noted that it erroneously reported two new cases for Bauchi state on Wednesday, April 8.

The agency said it later detected that the two cases were repeat tests from previously confirmed cases.

"Yesterday (Wednesday, April 8), we erroneously reported 2 new cases in Bauchi. Following further review, we can confirm that these were repeat tests for previously confirmed cases.

"We apologise for this error and remain committed to ensuring transparent and accurate reporting of test results," the NCDC tweeted. gathered that the confirmed cases for Bauchi state after the error was rectified stands at 6 at the time of filing this report.

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The total number of recoveries so far is 51 while seven people have, regrettably, died.

Added to this, Governor Bala Mohammed of Bauchi state also announced on Thursday the result of COVID-19 he undertook days after he tested positive of the deadly disease.

In a tweet posted on his Twitter handle @SenBalaMohammed, the governor said he is now tested negative for the deadly disease.

He tweeted: "Alhamdulillah. I just received the green light. My second test for #COVID19 returned negative.

"I thank you all for your prayers and support even while I was in isolation. Most importantly, all the praises and thanks be to Allah - the Most Beneficent, the Most Merciful." ( -> Same great journalism, upgraded for better service!

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