NCDC Records 184 Cases In Eight States, Zero Deaths
The latest figure represents a 22.69 percent decline after a surge on Wednesday (238 cases).
Lagos recorded 124 positive samples — representing 67.39 percent of the total number reported on Thursday.
Other states that reported cases include Rivers (27), Sokoto (9), FCT (8), Oyo (6), Ekiti (5), Delta (4), and Plateau (1).
Also, 31 persons were discharged, while no death was recorded.
Currently, Nigeria has 170,306 confirmed COVID-19 cases, 164,772 recoveries, and 2,130 deaths.
Meanwhile, World Health Organization says African countries will need 21 million COVID vaccine doses weekly to meet the 10 percent population target by September.
Matshidiso Moeti, WHO regional director for Africa, said this at a media briefing on Thursday.
Nearly 70 percent of African countries will not reach the 10 percent vaccination target for all countries by the end of September at the current pace.
Around 3.5 million to four million doses are administered weekly on the continent, but to meet the September target this must rise to 21 million doses at the very least each week.
Also, Strive Masiyiwa, African Union coronavirus envoy, have asked global pharmaceutical firms to licence the production of COVID-19 vaccines in Africa rather than just approve piecemeal contract deals.
Masiyiwa’s comments come about 24 hours after Pfizer/BioNTech said it has concluded a deal with Biovac, a South African Institute, to carry out the final stages of vaccine manufacturing where the product is processed and put into vials.
“We want to make clear to all suppliers … if you want a long-term future with us now, you produce from Africa,” Reuters quoted Masiyiwa to have said.