The national testing capacity for Coronavirus now 1,500 a day – Minister of Health

The national testing capacity for Coronavirus is now at 1,500 a day - NCDC

 

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), shared this on their official social media platform,

Today, NCDC was part of the press briefing by the Presidential Task Force on Coronavirus convened by @OfficialOSGFNG to provide updates on #COVID19Nigeria.

As at today, 174 confirmed cases of #COVID19 have been confirmed in #Nigeria with 9 discharged cases and 2 deaths

“With the expanded national case definition & addition of two new laboratories to test for #COVID19 in Ibadan & Ebonyi States, the national testing capacity is now at 1,500 a day.

I applaud all our health workers & emergency responders in this critical time”

~ HMH,
@DrEOEhanire

The highest number of Covid-19 tests were conducted and recorded the highest number of positive cases yesterday, 1st April.

The centre also said it has deployed 15 rapid response teams to support 15 states, which it described as the largest deployment of resources ever for an outbreak in Nigeria.

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