Just In: NCDC Records 187 New COVID-19 Cases In 13 States
The agency announced via its official twitter handle on Tuesday, September 28.
187 new cases of #COVID19Nigeria;
1,111 deaths pic.twitter.com/QikQqhary1
— NCDC (@NCDCgov) September 29, 2020
Total coronavirus toll in Nigeria on Monday was 58,460 coronavirus cases, 49,895 discharged and 1,111 deaths.
With the newly recorded infections, there are now 58,647 total cases, 49,937 discharged and 1,111 fatalities across the country.
Also, overall samples tested nationwide, have grown from 507,006 to 509,555, according to NCDC‘s September 28 situation report.
In other news, the Federal Government has urged Nigerians to brace up for rapid coronavirus testing in the country.
Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF) and Chairman, Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19, Boss Mustapha, said this on Tuesday in Abuja at the 67th joint national briefing of the taskforce.
The PTF has already announced to you that testing will be increased through the national testing week.
I urge every one to brace up for the programme and mobilise members of the community as well. Testing is the only way to detect, isolate, trace and treat.
Mustapha said that the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) had already issued an advisory on the consequences of not testing enough.
The numbers are dropping when we compare on month-to-month basis but we still have to be vigilant.
Health is a shared responsibility on the concurrent list and as partners in the fight against COVID, we urge sub-national entities to tread on the side of caution by increasing the rate of testing.
We desire the support of institutions (religious, socio-cultural, traditional, etc) to insist on in-depth engagement at community levels, especially in observing the protocols.