Nigeria has recorded an additional 197 new cases of COVID-19 in the last 24 hours.
The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) revealed that Plateau has 83 new cases followed by the epicenter, Lagos state with 48.
Others include Kaduna-17, FCT-16, Ogun-11, Katsina-7, Imo-4, Edo-3, Nasarawa-3, Rivers-2, while Bayelsa, Oyo, and Osun have one case each.
Out of 55,829 confirmed cases, 43,810 patients have been discharged while the death toll is currently 1,075.
Confirmed Cases by State
|States Affected||No. of Cases (Lab Confirmed)||No. of Cases (on admission)||No. Discharged||No. of Deaths|
NCDC reacts to rejection of COVID-19 test results from private labs
Meanwhile, the NCDC has acknowledged receiving reports from passengers departing Nigeria over the refusal of negative COVID-19 results from private laboratories.
The agency, therefore, released the list of accredited private labs in the country. See them here.
“We‘ve received complaints from passengers departing Nigeria, that airlines are rejecting #COVID19 negative results from some accredited private labs. This should not be the case. This has been escalated to @PTFCOVID19 & an update will be provided shortly.
We‘ve received complaints from passengers departing Nigeria, that airlines are rejecting #COVID19 negative results from some accredited private labs. This should not be the case.
This has been escalated to @PTFCOVID19 & an update will be provided shortly.
— NCDC (@NCDCgov) September 10, 2020