Coronavirus cases in Nigeria near 1,000 with 108 new discoveries

Coronavirus COVID-19

Nigeria has recorded 108 new cases of the coronavirus (COVID-19), according to data from the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC).

In a tweet on Thursday night, the NCDC said the new cases had taken the total number of infections in the country to 981.

The centre said 78 of the new infections were recorded in Lagos, 14 in FCT, five in Ogun, four in Gombe, three Borno, two in Akwa Ibom, and one each in Kwara and Plateau.

According to the agency, total deaths recorded in the country from the virus now stands at 31, while 197 infected persons have been treated and discharged.

It disclosed that Nigeria now has 753 active cases as of 11:30p.m. on April 23.

NCDC said it had adopted a strategy whereby only the right set of people would be tested.

“We have a very good strategy around testing. Yes, the numbers are being thrown at us, Ghana, South Africa, and other countries but we are not playing a numbers game.

“These are human beings. Before we test anyone we go through a process to ensure that is appropriate to test the persons.

“We have a strategy and we will stick with that strategy and make sure we deliberately increase the number of testing while testing the right people at the right time,” it said.