Nigeria has recorded 238 new cases of COVID-19 as deaths rose to 68, the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) said in a tweet on Friday.
The new cases bring the country’s number of total infections to 2,170.
The number of infections has risen due to the increased capacity for testing across the country, the NCDC has said.238 new cases of #COVID19;— NCDC (@NCDCgov) May 1, 2020
2170 confirmed cases of #COVID19 in Nigeria
Deaths: 68 pic.twitter.com/0sWoV3sATV
Earlier on Friday, the NCDC Director-General, Chikwe Ihekweazu said at a press briefing Nigeria had tested about 2,000 samples on Thursday, the country’s highest in one day.
On Tuesday, the NCDC announced it has set the target of testing two million people within the next three months.
Experts believe cases will continue to rise as more testing is carried out. (Channels TV)