The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control(NCDC) has activated five new COVID-19 testing facilities.
The disclosure, which came via a tweet, also made known that the new labs are in the Edo Specialist Hospital, Benin, ATBU Teaching Hospital, Bauchi, Rivers Indorama Company Molecular Lab, State Specialist Hospital, Amachara, Abia, and University of Abuja, Gwagwalada GX Lab.
This latest additions bring the number of coronavirus testing labs in the country to 58 in 30 states.
The health minister Osagie Ehanire, has said cases were expected to surge in the country as testing ramps up.
As reported by THEWHISTLER , the total confirmed cases in Nigeria presently stands at 37,225 with 801 persons dead and 15,333 discharged.
Currently the NCDC has more than one laboratories in some states such as Edo, Lagos, and Kano.
The laboratories include the ones at the NCDC National Reference Laboratory, FCT Defence Reference Laboratory, FCT, Virology Laboratory of the Lagos University Teaching Hospital, Biosafety Level-3 Laboratory, Lagos State, and Irrua Specialist Teaching Hospital, Edo.