COVID-19: NCDC apologizes for error in report
The Nigeria Center for Disease Control has apologised for an error committed via its Twitter handle on Saturday.
This was contained in a statment released by the agency.
According to the statement, there was a repetition of an already counted case on Saturday. It says further that 26 cases were recorded instead of 25.
The agency therefore apologised for the misleading report.
It said, “On 3rd of April 2020, we reported 26 new cases of #COVID19 in Nigeria. An error has been discovered in this report as follows:
“There were 25 new cases of #COVID19 in Nigeria. The 26th case was a repeat result of a previously confirmed case and not a new case.
“Of the 25 new cases reported, 1 case was inadvertently reported from Osun state. This case was from Oyo State.
"The correct breakdown is as follows: Lagos- 11, Osun- six, FCT- three, Edo- three, Ondo- one, Oyo- one. “As at 10:30 pm 3rd April, there are 209 confirmed cases, 25 discharged and four deaths.
“For a breakdown of cases by states, Lagos has 109 cases, FCT- 41, Osun- 20, Oyo- nine, Akwa Ibom- five, Ogun- four, Edo- seven, Kaduna- four, Bauchi- three, Enugu- two, Ekiti- two, Rivers-one, Benue- one, and Ondo- one.
“We regret the error in our announcement of new #COVID19 cases in Nigeria yesterday (Friday).
“The NCDC remains committed to ensuring transparency and accurate reporting of infectious disease cases in Nigeria.