COVID-19: Nigeria tests 115,760 samples, records 7 new deaths
The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, NCDC, says Nigeria has tested 115,760 COVID-19 samples.
The NCDC disclosed this in its COVID-19 Nigeria state situation report published on Tuesday.
According to the report, on the 22nd of June 2020, 675 new confirmed cases and 7 deaths were recorded in Nigeria.
“No new state has reported a case in the last 24 hours. Till date, 20919 cases have been confirmed, 7109 cases have been discharged and 525 deaths have been recorded in 35 states and the Federal Capital Territory”.
The 675 new cases are reported from 21 states
675 new cases of COVID-19 reported from 21 States:
Recall that the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 Chairman and Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Boss Mustapha, on Monday asked Nigerians not to be scared of undergoing tests.
According to him, it is important for Nigerians to carry out tests to ascertain their COVID-19 status, especially since the virus is not a death sentence.
“I, therefore, urge Nigerians to make use of these facilities and get tested. Similarly, I implore us not to be afraid of undertaking the COVID-19 test.
“Testing positive for COVID-19 is not a death sentence, but failure to test, especially when symptoms are evident could result in death as it may be too late once the symptoms become full-blown”.