The Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19, on Tuesday, January 5, disclosed that at least 731 members of the National Youths Service Corps (NYSC) Batch B had tested positive for COVID-19.
This was disclosed by the COVID-19 PTF Chairman, Boss Mustapha, at the Task Force daily media briefing in Abuja.
Mustapha also said the team tested the Corps Members using rapid diagnostic tests.
According to him, PTF tested 35,419 Batch B corps members, and 731 tested positive for COVID-19 compared to 108 recorded during the Batch A of the exercise.
Mustapha said: “The COVID-19 cases were recorded from corps members from every state of the federation. There is also a rising rate of infections among healthcare workers and it calls for surveillance.
“As at date, the COVID-19 statistics for Nigeria shows the following: Cumulative cases: 91,351; Cumulative tests: 958,911; Deaths: 1,318 and Week 53 recorded 57 deaths, the highest for any single week since we started.”