The Executive Chairman of Adamawa State Primary Health Care Agency, Dr. Suleiman Bashir, on Thursday expressed dissatisfaction over the format being used by the Nigerian Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) in representing COVID-19 cases in Nigeria.
He said Adamawa had been testing but none returned positive, affirming that the reporting format used by the NCDC doesn’t usually reflect details, particularly the number of tests conducted by states.
A professor of virology, Prof. Oyewale Tomori, lamented the failure of many states to report COVID-19 cases to the NCDC.
Tomori, on Thursday, said it would be difficult to track the COVID-19 cases in the country when many of the states had failed to conduct tests.
He said, “We were aware of the incompleteness of the NCDC daily reports, with only about 13 of 36 states testing or reporting. It is not just dangerous; it is irresponsible. If over 50% of cases are asymptomatic and not reporting for tests, then you know we have a major problem with the actual number of cases we have.”