It is learnt that since the outbreak of the coronavirus in Nigeria on February 27, Kogi state has just tested one person in the state according to The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control.
The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control reports that, as of May 18, 35,983 tests have been carried out across the country, with 5,959 testing positive for the virus.
With regards to the NCDC update on the COVID-19 outbreak in the country, which was revealed in it’s official website, Kogi state recorded the lowest number of tests which is one (1) with no confirmed case.
This was followed by Cross River State with only seven COVID-19 tests conducted with no positive case identified.
Economic hub of the country, Lagos state which currently holds the record for the highest number of tests at 14,886, also topped the list of confirmed positive cases at 2,550.
Similarly, the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja was reported to have conducted 4,688 tests with 418 confirmed cases, while Kano State recorded 2,653 tests and 825 confirmed cases.
The update showed the total number of tests in states till date, They include;
Ogun (1,607), Oyo (1,420), Gombe (959), Edo (822), Kwara (770), Kaduna (755), Jigawa (744), Katsina (663), Borno (615) Sokoto (595), Bauchi (577), Osun (522), Ondo (385), and Delta (357).
Others were Rivers (348), Kebbi (336), Nasarawa (324), Zamfara (253), Ekiti (226), Imo (184), Ebonyi (176), Plateau (171), Enugu (145), Abia (119), Akwa Ibom (108), Adamawa (107), Niger (104), Anambra (101), Taraba (76), Bayelsa (70), Benue (59) and Yobe (50)states.
We might begin to wonder why Kogi state claims there are no cases in the state, when it is clear that the number of tests carried out were not enough.