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As states reduce testing, COVID-19 cases increase by 77 percent in a week, according to the National Center for Health Statistics (NCDC)

According to a weekly epidemiology report posted on the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control’s website from July 5 to July 11, 2021, some states have reduced testing, while the country’s total number of COVID-19 cases has increased by 77%.

Bauchi (one), Sokoto (one), Zamfara (one), Kogi (three), Yobe (three), Nasarawa (five), and Niger (one) are the states with the highest number of tests, according to the NCDC website (five).

Cases increased from 392 two weeks ago to 693 last week (July 5 to July 11).

From 433 discharges two weeks ago to 57 discharges last week, the number of discharges (recoveries) has decreased by 87%. Testing increased by 29% in the last week, from 28,656 in 32 states to 36,965 in 34 states.
Seven states did poorly, with fewer than ten people tested in a week.

Lagos (15,673), FCT (5,405), and Rivers (3,991) had the most COVID-19 samples tested.
COVID-19 has been confirmed in 169,884 people, with 2,128 deaths.
In the report, the NCDC Director-General, Dr. Chikwe Ihekweazu, urged Nigerians to take safety and health precautions to prevent the spread of the virus, especially since the lethal Delta variant was discovered in the country

By Olutayo Olusanya

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