Nigeria's confirmed Covid-19 cases currently stand at 54,463, according to the latest data from the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control ( NCDC) on Wednesday, September 2.
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However, more than half of the confirmed cases, 42,439, have recovered and have been discharged from various isolation centres across the country.
So far, 1,027 people have died from the novel coronavirus disease in the country.
Meanwhile, the number of infections recorded daily in the country has significantly dropped as states fail to turn in more samples for testing.
This piece highlights states in the country that have less than 10 Covid-19 patients on admission.
1. Jigawa - 3
2. Sokoto - 1
3. Kebbi - 3
4. Taraba - 9
5. Cross River - 1
6. Zamfara - 0
7. Yobe - 0
8. Kogi - 0
Earlier, Legit.ng reported that recent information from the NNCDC indicated that the drop in the number of coronavirus cases does not mean the country has fewer infections.
The health agency on Monday, August 31, at a briefing disclosed that the reduced number of infections is due mainly to the decline in testing by states.
Elsie Ilori, the head of disease surveillance for the NCDC said no state in the country collected more than 1,000 samples for testing in August.
Meanwhile, ahead of the proposed resumption of academic activities in Lagos and some other states of the federation, the Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19 has called for caution among the stakeholders.
The Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF) and chairman of the PTF, Boss Mustapha, cited how such haste escalated the COVID-19 management situation in some other countries.
Legit.ng gathered that Mustapha said it would be in the best interest of Nigeria to stick to the pattern proven effective since the national response was launched.
In another report, the Edo state governor, Godwin Obaseki, on Friday, August 28, commissioned the fourth coronavirus molecular laboratory to boost testing capacity for the disease in the state and to contain the pandemic.
Commissioning the testing facility at Lily Hospital in Benin city, the governor said the laboratory is the first privately owned PCR laboratory in the south-south region of the country.
He noted that several investments have continued to flood the state following the conducive environment created in the state by his government.
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