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NCDC: Only one COVID-19 test done in Kogi


Out of Nigeria’s total of 35,983 samples tested in 35 states and the federal capital territory (FCT) so far, Kogi has the lowest test figures.

The state has tested only patient which came out negative while Cross Rivers only tested seven patients with negative results also.

The two states are yet to record any positive COVID-19 case.

While Kogi has only tested one sample, Cross River has tested seven samples, all of which returned negative for COVID-19.

This was contained in the May 18 situation report released by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) on Tuesday.

According to the data provided, Lagos has tested the highest number of persons with 14,886 samples tested, followed by the FCT and Kano with 4,688 and 2,653 samples tested, respectively.

The NCDC had visited Kogi in the first week of May, but the state claimed the agency’s officials “fled” the state when they were asked to undergo tests for COVID-19.

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