By:Babaga Bukar Wakil, Maiduguri,
The National Primary Health Care Development Agency, has announced a distribution plan for the COVID-19 vaccine in the country, saying that the rate of infection in each state was the condition used in the distribution.
It reveals the plan alongside the publication of the latest infection rates for the disease by the Nigeria Centre For Disease Control on its verified website on Saturday.
Nigerian Centre for Disease Control says it recorded 1,585 new infections of the deadly Coronavirus with additional eight coronavirus-related deaths in the last 24 hours.
DANDAL Kura Radio reporter, quoted the centre as saying that the country’s COVID -19 infections increased from 97,478 on Jan.8 to 99,063 on Saturday, indicating 1,585 new infections, witth eight deaths in the last 24 hours.
Based on the rate on infection in the states, the distribution list of the COVID-19 vaccine indicated that Kano State will receive 3,557; Lagos, 3,131; Katsina, 2,361; Kaduna, 2,074; Bauchi, 1,900; Oyo, 1,848; Rivers, 1,766; Jigawa, 1,712; Niger, 1,558; Ogun, 1,473; Sokoto, 1,468; Benue, 1,423; Borno, 1,416; Anambra, 1,379; Zamfara, 1,336; Delta, 1,306; Kebbi, 1,268; Imo, 1,267; Ondo, 1,228; Akwa Ibom, 1,161.Adamawa, 1,129; Edo, 1,104; Plateau, 1,089; Enugu, 1,088; Osun, 1,032; Kogi, 1,030; Cross River, 1,023; Abia, 955; Gombe, 908; Yobe, 842; Ekiti, 830; Taraba, 830; Kwara, 815; Ebonyi, 747; Bayelsa, 589; FCT, 695; Nasarawa, 661.
The agency said that the vaccine, expected to be administered in January and February, would be done in compliance with WHO standards.
The government was targeting administering the vaccine on 40 per cent of Nigerians during the first batch this year, pointing out that 30 per cent were expected to be done in 2022.
The Health agency also reiterated that the federal government was also sourcing for vaccines from other countries like Russia, China among others.
Nigeria Centre for Disease Control’s data had indicated that a total of 865 patients had recovered and were discharged from various isolation centres in the country.
The Centre has treated and Discharges 419 community recoveries which includes 123 community recoveries in Lagos and Gombe State and 117 community recoveries in Plateau State managed.
Nigerian Centre for Decease Control said that the new infections recorded on Saturday were reported from 25 states with Lagos State having the highest figure with 573, FCT-182, Plateau-162, Gombe-81, Oyo-75, Rivers-68, Sokoto-58, Ondo-55, Ogun-42, Nasarawa-40, Akwa Ibom-36, Edo-31, Kaduna-27, Anambra-22, Delta-19, Kano-17, Osun-17, Ebonyi-16, Katsina-14, Niger-14, Bayelsa-nine, Ekiti-eight, Borno-seven Jigawa-five, Abia-four and Bauchi-three.
The Agency also revealed that it had conducted no fewer than 1,018,061 tests since the first confirmed case relating to the COVID-19 pandemic was announced in the country
The multi-sectoral national Emergency Operations Centre activated at Level 3, had continued to coordinate national response activities across the country.