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NCDC: 25 percent of Nigerians have been exposed to COVID without their knowledge

NCDC: 25 percent of Nigerians have been exposed to COVID without their knowledge
February 19
00:41 2021

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) says about 25 percent of Nigerians have been exposed to COVID-19 without them knowing it. 

Chikwe Ihekweazu, director-general of the NCDC, disclosed this on Thursday while presenting updates on the pandemic at the National Economic Council (NEC) meeting held in Abuja.

Nigeria is currently experiencing a second wave of the pandemic.

In close to one year since the index case was recorded, Nigeria has tested less than two million samples.

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Lagos, which is the epicentre of the pandemic, has recorded over 50,000 infections, followed by the federal capital territory (FCT) which has confirmed more than 18,000, and Plateau with close to 9,000 cases.

Ihekweazu also told the NEC of the country’s efforts to improve testing, and scale up the national response.

While noting that the recent festive season contributed to an increase in coronavirus infections, he said the agency will “continue to push further testing with rapid diagnostic testing kits”.

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“The number of cases is still extremely high, and we are still trying to get the number down by five percent,” he added.

Ihekweazu also noted that the country hopes the cases will reduce significantly before the end of February.

As of February 17, more than 145,000 samples have been confirmed positive, but over 125,000 patients have recovered.

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