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Daily COVID Tracker: NCDC logs 437 cases in 18 states, six deaths


The WHO announced the appointment in a statement issued on Wednesday.

The WHO said the technical advisory group would periodically assess the impact of the variants of concerns on vaccines.

Poland says it has shipped over 100,000 doses of the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine to Egypt.

The Polish foreign ministry disclosed this on Wednesday.

“More than 100,000 COVID-19 vaccines are on their way from Warsaw to Cairo. The donation of vaccines to Egypt is an expression of solidarity with an important partner of Poland in North Africa,” the ministry said.

Poland had previously donated COVID vaccine doses to countries including  Australia, Spain and Norway.

Nigeria records 437 COVID cases

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) confirmed 437 COVID-19 cases across 17 states and the federal capital territory (FCT) on Wednesday.

This is the highest single-day count since the start of the week. Lagos state recorded 126 infections — representing 28.83 percent of the latest figure.

Other states that reported new cases are Rivers (76), Kwara (44), FCT (37), Edo (32), Kaduna (30), Anambra (22), Delta (22), Osun (12), Benue (7), Abia (6), Nasarawa (6), Kano (5), Ekiti (3), Plateau (3), Bayelsa (2), Ogun (2), and Oyo (2).

The agency said the 126 cases reported from Lagos are for September 28 (94 infections) and 29 (32 infections).

Twenty-two cases reported from Anambra are for September 28 (12 infections) and 29 (10 infections).

The NCDC said: “12 rather than 6 recoveries were erroneously reported for Jigawa on September 24.”

Despite the jump recorded on Wednesday, 222 recoveries were reported.

The agency’s data showed that six persons died of the infection.

Nigeria now has a total number of 205,484 confirmed COVID-19 cases; 193,482 recoveries; and 2,701 deaths across the 36 states and the FCT.

PAHO: We’re buying more COVID vaccines for the Americas

The Pan American Health Organisation (PAHO) says it is working to procure pushing more COVID vaccines for residents of the Americas.

PAHO said on Wednesday that it has reached an agreement with Chinese vaccine maker Sinovac to buy 8.5 million vaccine doses for 2021 and another 80 million doses in 2022.

“Our Revolving Fund is in advanced discussions with vaccine manufacturers to buy additional COVID vaccines on behalf of all member states to complement bilateral deals, donations and doses that they are receiving via the COVAX mechanism,” Carissa Etienne, PAHO director, said.



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