The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) reported 155 new cases of COVID-19 Sunday.
In a Twitter update via its verified handle, the government agency said there are now 66,383 confirmed cases of the disease caused by the novel coronavirus in Nigeria.
A total number of 62,076 people it said, have so far been discharged from hospital, while the number of deaths so far is 1,167.
As of Sunday, there were more than 58.2 million reported cases of COVID-19 worldwide, with more than 37.2 million of those cases listed as recovered, according to a COVID-19 tracking tool maintained by Johns Hopkins University. The global death toll stood at more than 1.3 million.
According to a CBC update, in Asia, the daily tally of reported cases in Japan hit a record for the fourth day in a row, with 2,508 people confirmed infected, the Health Ministry said Sunday. In Europe, French authorities ordered the culling of all minks at a farm after analysis showed a mutated version of the coronavirus was circulating among the animals.
In the Americas, Chile says it will open its main border crossing and principal airport to foreign visitors on Monday after an eight-month pandemic shutdown.
In Africa, Sudan’s minister of cabinet affairs on Sunday tested positive for the coronavirus, the prime minister’s office said, the latest in a string of senior officials to be infected as the country shows an increase of confirmed cases of COVID-19.