Nigeria’s foremost disease watchdog, the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) on Saturday sort to correct the mistake it made on April 3, 2020, in its update on confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Nigeria.
It made this known via its official twitter handle: “On 3rd of April 2020, we reported 26 new cases of Covid-19 in Nigeria,” the NCDC said in a tweet. “An error has been discovered in this report as follows:
“There were 25 new cases of COVID-19 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- 6 FCT- 3 Edo- 3 Ondo- 1 Oyo- 1.”
The twit also expressed the agencies regrets and apologies for the unintended mixup, assuring that the agency remained committed to the tasks ahead.
“We regret the error in our announcement of new #COVID19 cases in Nigeria yesterday,” the agency said. “The NCDC remains committed to ensuring transparency and accurate reporting of infectious disease cases in Nigeria.”