The Federal Authorities has stated the reducing variety of COVID-19 instances in Lagos is as a result of large-test carried out within the State.
This was disclosed by the Nationwide Coordinator of the Presidential Process Pressure (PTF) on COVID-19, Sani Aliyu, throughout a media briefing on Thursday.
Lagos had recorded a gradual enhance in COVID-19 instances, with the quantity rising to as excessive as 404 infections in a single day on August 22, 2020.
Nevertheless, the every day depend began reducing in late August, dropping to as little as 20 instances on September 2.
“Lagos already has three-fold the variety of positives that have been examined. Lagos numbers are coming down as a result of they’ve examined extensively prior to now they usually’ve been capable of take measures. It’s solely by testing and figuring out your numbers you could implement your COVID programme,” Aliyu stated.
“It is dependent upon the variety of exams. It’s one of many explanation why we carry on encouraging state governments to please proceed to push for increasingly more testing,” he added.
As of September 8, 2020, in accordance with the Nigeria Centre for Illness Management (NCDC), Lagos had examined 104,532 samples.