Contact tracing of persons who have been exposed to COVID-19 illnesses is being carried out in 15 states, according to the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control.
In its most recent report, the NCDC also stated that 1,986 travellers tested positive for the virus in the previous week.
It said it sent response teams to the annual conventions of the Living Faith Church, also known as Shiloh, and the Redeemed Christian Church of God’s Holy Ghost convention, both in Ogun State.
Dr Ifedayo Adetifa, the NCDC’s Director-General, said a few days ago that the country has entered a fourth wave due to a 500 percent spike in the number of cases.
The Federal Government established restrictions through the Presidential Steering Committee on COVID-19 and vowed to impose more restrictions if the number of instances increased.
Following a 1,000% surge in cases, the Federal Capital Territory Administration issued some limits on Saturday.
In its most recent report, the NCDC stated that case investigations and contact tracing were still underway in 15 states.
Despite the fact that the centre did not name the states implicated, it did say that 1,986 tourists tested positive in a week.
The amount is higher than the NCDC’s estimate of 845 positive cases in the previous week.
It added, “We deployed a national rapid response team to support the Shiloh and Holy Ghost congress events held in Ogun State, Supported the monitoring of compliance to protocols and non-pharmaceutical interventions during the Shiloh and Holy Ghost Congress events in Ogun State.
“Ongoing case finding and contact tracing in 15 states, ongoing supportive supervision for trained contact tracers in Akwa Ibom, Kaduna, Kano, and Oyo states, Continue follow-up with University College Hospital, Ibadan and the FCT on infection rise in respective health facilities, On-going distribution of RDT kits to Lagos State Biobank Laboratory, Central Public Health Laboratory, Yaba and Centre for Disease Control.
In addition, the NCDC said, “In Week 50, the number of inbound international travellers tested was 8,306 of which 522 (were positive compared to 285 (out of 8,597 tested) in week 49.
“In Week 50, the number of outbound international travellers tested was 8,421 of which 1,464 were positive compared to 560 out of 7,520 tested in week 49.
In terms of testing, the centre reported a modest rise in the number of samples examined.
It said, “In Week 50, the number of samples tested increased to 73,919 from 62,537 reported in week 49.”