Breaking: 56 screened for COVID-19 in Nigeria – NCDC

NCDC

A total of 56 persons including the index case, have been screened for COVID-19 in eight states of the Federation.

On Wednesday, the Federal Government announced five new confirmed cases of the disease in the country.

Cumulatively, there are eight confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Nigeria.

Giving the figures in an update, the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, NCDC, listed the affected States as Edo, Enugu, FCT, Kano, Lagos, Ogun, Rivers, and Yobe.

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Of those tested, two were confirmed positive, while 47 were negative and have been ruled out while result is pending for six.

The second confirmed case who was a contact of the index case, has tested negative twice consecutively, has cleared the virus and was discharged to go home on the 13th of March 2020.

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