We Conducted 48,544 Tests Nationwide – NCDC

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The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control said it conducted 48, 544 COVID-19 tests nationwide.

According to The PUNCH, 8,344 of the test returned positive

These figures were disclosed in a situation report on the pandemic published by the centre on Wednesday.

The centre currently has 28 laboratories that have the capacity of testing for the virus across the country.

A breakdown of the tests conducted so far per state showed that Lagos State, which is the epicentre of the pandemic in Nigeria, has the highest figure of 17,907.

The second on the list is the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja, with 6,136 while Kano State came third with 3, 965.

Other states and the number of tests so far carried out are Oyo (2,420); Ogun (1,958); Edo (1,434); Jigawa (1,295); Kaduna (1,222); Katsina (1,216); Gombe (1,158); Kwara (1,078) and Borno (985).

Others are Bauchi (923); Rivers (750); Sokoto (618); Osun (569); Ondo (510); Delta (502), Plateau (476); Nasarawa (401); Kebbi (368); Ebonyi (330); Imo (317); Zamfara (276) and Ekiti (275).

The remaining states are Enugu (207); Niger (179); Anambra (172); Benue (156); Akwa Ibom (151); Abia (139); Taraba (139); Adamawa (107); Bayelsa (103); and Yobe (93).

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