COVID-19: Confirmed cases rise to 97; NCDC expands laboratories

Amaka E. Nliam


The Nigerian Centre for Disease Control has confirmed 8 new more cases of the COVID-19 in Nigeria. This brings the total number of confirmed cases in the country to 97 at the moment.

The NCDC made this disclosure on Saturday evening (10:40 p.m Local Time).

Of these 8 new cases, 2 were reported in the Federal Capital Territory; 4 in Oyo state, 1 in Osun state (both in South-West Nigeria); and 1 in Kaduna state (Northern Nigeria).


Meanwhile, the NCDC is quickly setting up more laboratories to test for COVID-19 so as to meet the growing challenge being posed by this global pandemic.

Amaka E. Nliam