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NCDC Records 1,355 Cases In 10 States, One Fatality

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NCDC Records 1,355 Cases In 10 States, One FatalityNigeria’s daily COVID-19 cases continued on high record on Wednesday as the country reported new 1,355 infections.

Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) says the fresh infections were logged in nine states and the federal capital territory (FCT).

NCDC data showed that 311 people were discharged on Wednesday, raising the country’s total recovery figure to 213,491.

One person was said to have died of COVID-19 complications, increasing the fatality toll to 3,028.

The agency said 1,036 cases reported for Lagos are in addition to cases for December 28 and 29 — 529 and 507 respectively.

1355 new cases of COVID-19 Nigeria;
Delta-194
Edo-94
FCT-80
Kaduna-48
Lagos-35
Ondo-23
Kano-21
Rivers-20
Kwara-20
Ogun-18
Plateau-12
Abia-8
Cross River-8
Ekiti-6
Bauchi-3
239,019 confirmed
213,180 discharged
3,027 deaths

Meanwhile, Mojisola Adeyeye, director-general of National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC), says the agency is working with international partners to ensure Nigeria gets vaccines with a longer expiration date.

More than one million doses of AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine expired in Nigeria in November.

They were destroyed by NAFDAC and the National Primary Health Care Development Agency (NPHCDA) at Gosa Dumpsite in Abuja.

Adeyeye said the expired vaccines had very short expiration dates, adding;

But going forward, we are working with international partners to ensure the expiration date of any vaccine we will be receiving are up to five or six months.

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