COVID-19: About 122, 410 vaccinated -PTF
Nigeria recorded no COVID-19 deaths for two consecutive days in March even as the country registers 131 fresh cases of the virus in 13 states and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).
According to the NCDC in a tweet, the number of fatalities in the country remained at 2,030 while the new figures raised the number of confirmed cases to 161,868.
The health agency disclosed that 148,125 people have been discharged so far.
The report reads: 131 new cases of #COVID19Nigeria;
Total confirmed cases – 161,868
Total discharged – 148,125
Total fatalities- 2030
“Today’s report includes 102 community recoveries in Lagos State and 23 in FCT are managed in line with guidelines” the report stated.
Meanwhile, the Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19 said about 122, 410 persons have been vaccinated with the AstraZeneca vaccines.
The executive director of the National Primary Health Care Development Agency (NPHCDA) Dr Faisal Shuaib, disclosed at the weekly PTF briefing that only Kogi, Kebbi, Zamfara and Oyo states are yet to officially kick-off vaccination.
He noted that Oyo state is set to commence any moment as there are indications that the state could start vaccination yesterday.