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STATISTICS: Nigeria Lagging Behind in Number of COVID-19 Tests

Nigeria is far behind on Africa’s list of COVID-19 tests conducted.

On the continent, Africa’s most populous country sits in 10th as only 35 people are tested per 1 million people.

In a country that has a population of over 200 million, that is very low, especially when you compare that to South Africa, which sits in number 1. With a population of 58 million people, the South African nation tests an average of 1,800 people per 1 million and have since conducted more than a 100, 000 tests.

Nigeria, on the other hand has only conducted a meager 7,000 tests so far. One could only hope that the virus is not present in the number of those yet to be tested.

The staggering statistics;

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