The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, on Thursday, announced that it has tested 22,000 Nigerians for Coronavirus.
The Director-General of NCDC, Chikwe Ihekweazu stated this while speaking at the daily press briefing of the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 in Abuja.
Ihekweazu noted that NCDC only revealed that the number of people tested and not the number of tests conducted.
The NCDC boss further stated that individuals infected are made to undergo a series of tests which are not counted and updated into the system.
He said: “The data shared is on people tested not on tests done. The data we share when we say we have about 22,000 tested, those are on people tested, we don’t include all the series of tests.”
“Every individual that is positive will have to be tested every three, four or five days. And some would have stayed in the hospital for about four weeks, so all those are tests being done as well and all of that is in the lab.”
“So, the numbers are really not fully representing the works being done in the labs across the country. We are not reflecting those numbers in the numbers we share every day.”