Director-General of the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) Dr. Chikwe Ihekweazu on Monday claimed that the numbers of COVID-19 positive cases in certain states have started to drop.AdvertisementsAdvertisements
The states are Lagos, Kano, the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Plateau and Borno.
He explained that the reason for the reduction in the positivity rate in those states was the result of consistently testing high numbers of persons.
Ihekweazu stated these during a television interview in Abuja.
But, the Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19 has urged Nigerians not to rejoice too early, as the fewer positive cases of the past few days does not give an accurate picture of the country’s infection transmission status.
It also disclosed that as sample collection and testing is ramped up in more rural areas and small towns, there is likely going to be an increase in the number of positive cases coming from such areas.
Ihe kweazu said: “It is only through testing the numbers of people that may have the infection, that we can actually understand how widespread that infection is.