The Plateau Government has attributed the increasing number of COVID-19 cases in the State to more testing, among other factors.

“There is Increase in community testing for the disease as Plateau State has 3 testing Centres at NVRI Vom, Plateau State Specialist Hospital and Jos University Teaching Hospital,” the State’s Commissioner for Information and  Communication, Dan Manjang explained in a statement on Thursday.

Since Sunday, August 16th, 2020, data from the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), showed that the Northcentral state has reported 189 fresh COVID-19 infections and had the highest new cases of the virus on Wednesday, 19th August, a situation the Commissioner admitted to as worrying.

Giving an insight into testing capacity, Manjang said Plateau is one of the states with the highest testing rates in Nigeria, with over 23, 000 samples so far collected and  21,015 results gotten.

“In fact, Plateau State is one of the few to have tested all its civil servants and continues to test other citizens,” the commissioner said.


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