Nigeria records 1,617 new COVID-19 cases, total rises to 112,004

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has recorded 1,617 new cases of COVID-19, bringing the total number of infections in the country to 112,004.

The NCDC disclosed this on its official Twitter handle on Monday.

“1,617 new cases of #COVID19Nigeria; Lagos-776 Kaduna-147 Kwara-131 FCT-102 Plateau-78 Edo-59 Ogun-53 Osun-45 Rivers-37 Taraba-36 Nasarawa-34 Adamawa-33 Kano-26 Delta-20 Ebonyi-16 Bayelsa-11 Gombe-11 Borno-2.

“Our discharges today includes 289 community recoveries in Lagos State managed in line with guidelines,” the NCDC said.

Meanwhile, the Federal Government has announced the release of N10 billion to support domestic vaccine production.

Minister of Health, Dr. Osagie Ehanire, made the disclosure during a briefing by the Presidential Taskforce on COVID-19 yesterday in Abuja.

He also announced that the first consignment of COVID-19 vaccines would arrive the country in few weeks.

The N10 billion for local vaccine production, he explained, was released by the Ministry of Finance and would be used to explore “options for licensed production in collaboration with recognised institutions.”

On importation of vaccines, he said Nigeria had requested 10 million doses of the injection, which could be supplied from March.

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