The Presidential task force on COVID-19 on Tuesday announced that 731 Batch B members of the National Youths Service Corps (NYSC) have tested positive for COVID-19.
PTF chairman Boss Mustapha said during a briefing in Abuja that the PTF conducted the testing of Batch B corps members using RDTs. Out of 35,419 in the batch, 731 tested positive compared to the 108 recorded in Batch A, he said.
“It is on record that cases were recorded from corps members from every state of the federation,” Mr Mustapha added. He also said “there is also a rising rate of infections among healthcare workers and this calls for the escalation of surveillance. “In Africa, Nigeria has joined South Africa in reporting the highest daily infection cases.
“As at date, the statistics for Nigeria shows the following: cumulative cases: 91,351; cumulative tests: 958,911; deaths: 1,318 and week 53 recorded 57 deaths which is the highest for any single week since we started.”