Daily COVID Tracker: NCDC records 565 cases in 14 states, eight deaths
Nigeria recorded 565 cases of COVID-19 on Monday. Here are five updates on the pandemic this Tuesday.
Sanwo-Olu: 135 deaths recorded in Lagos amid third wave of COVID
Lagos government says 135 deaths were recorded in the state in the midst of the third wave of the COVID-19[female[feminine pandemic.
Babajide Sanwo-Olu, Governor of Lagos, revealed it Monday during a press briefing on the COVID situation in the state.
Sanwo-Olu said that since the start of the pandemic, 5,551 positive cases have been admitted to COVID isolation centers in Lagos.
“We are now clearly in the midst of the third wave of the COVID-19 pandemic and Lagos has remained the epicenter of the disease in Nigeria,” he said.
The governor said the state had seen an increase in severe cases, adding that the number of oxygen cylinders used rose from 75 per day to 400 during the third wave.
OSC calls for minimum COVID vaccination standard
Connected Development (CODE), a nonprofit, has called on the National Primary Health Care Development Agency (NPHCDA) to ensure all of its facilities across the country meet standards.
Salisu Oloko, CODE’s official for Nasarawa State, said this during a town hall on the COVID-19 Transparency and Accountability Project in Keffi, Nasarawa State.
Oloko said all primary health care centers in the country should have the capacity to house, store and administer COVID-19 vaccines.
“The centers face extremely dilapidated infrastructure, insufficient and inadequate staff and a lack of capacity to administer vaccines,” Oloko said.
“Two out of ten installations have no form of electricity; they supplement natural light with lanterns or torches; while some of them do not have access to potable water, thus relying on water from sources such as wells and rainwater stored in reservoirs.
“Regarding the storage and administration of vaccines, only 56 of the 90 PHCs evaluated have the recommended pharmaceutical refrigerator to house the vaccines. “
Egypt to step up COVID vaccination in possible fourth wave
Egypt has announced plans to vaccinate 4.5 million of its state workers against COVID-19 in August and September, amid fears of a possible fourth wave of infections.
Speaking at a briefing on Monday, Minister of Health Hala Zayed said the country’s infection rate started to rise last week, adding that a significant increase was expected in late September.
“It is important for the Egyptian government and political leaders that we work to step up vaccinations in the coming period,” Zayed said.
Nigeria records 565 infections
According to the Nigeria Center for Disease Control (NCDC), 565 cases of COVID-19 have been reported in 13 states and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).
The agency confirmed the new cases in its update of August 23, 2021.
States that have recorded positive cases include Lagos (205), Rivers (73), Ondo (63), FCT (53), Oyo (53), Ekiti (37), Delta (24), Edo (20), Benue (12), Bayelsa (6), Kwara (6), Osun (6), Ogun (5) and Adamawa (2).
The NCDC said the reported figures include a backlog of cases from Benue State reported on August 17 (7), August 18 (1) and August 19 (4).
The agency said 363 people were released on Monday after recovering from COVID-19, while 8 people died from the infection.
To date, 187,588 cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed, 168,818 healings have been achieved and 2,276 deaths have been recorded across the country.
United States grants full approval for Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine
United States The Food and Drug Administration got full approval on Monday Pfizer / BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine.
Full approval is the first to be given to a COVID vaccine by the US drug regulator. The vaccine is authorized for people aged 16 and over.
President Joe Biden said the FDA approval is “an important moment in our fight against the pandemic.”
“If you’re one of the millions of Americans who have said they won’t get the vaccine until they have full and final approval from the FDA, it’s happened now,” Biden said.
“It’s time for you to go get your shot. Get it today. There’s no time to lose.”
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