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The Presidential Task Force, PTF, on COVID-19,
has revealed that the low coronavirus cases
recorded across the country is due to the decline
in testing by states.
The Head of Disease Surveillance for the NCDC,
Elsie Ilori, who disclosed this on Monday during
the COVID-19 briefing said that the low testing
was due to low sample collection.
According to him, States like Kano, Lagos, Oyo,
Edo, and FCT, had the biggest decrease in the
number of samples collected in August.
“In the month of August, we had a very low
number of samples collected.
”In July, we had 13 states that actually collected
over 1,000 samples but in August, no state met
that target.
“That means we had zero states collecting over
1,000 samples.
“For the local government areas, in July we had
515 that collected samples and it decreased to
478 in August.
“In August, states with the biggest increase are
Abia (682), Sokoto (331), Bayelsa (314), Zamfara
(55), and Yobe (12), but the numbers are not
significant at all.
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“In the same month, the biggest decrease in
sample collection was in Kano (19,108), Lagos
(13,146), Oyo (4,902), Edo (3,327), and FCT
(3,322) making the August sample collection to
decrease drastically.
“Also in August, no local government in Kogi
collected samples. In Katsina, only 24 local
government areas collected samples, Jigawa (22),
Kano (20), and Taraba (16).
“In Lagos, all the local government areas are
collecting samples, but the number of samples
collected now is quite low.
‘However, this brought down the number of
samples collected for August,” he said.


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