The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) reported 110 new cases of COVID-19 Saturday.
In a Twitter update via its verified handle, the government agency said there are now 67,330 confirmed cases of the disease caused by the novel coronavirus in Nigeria.
A total number of 62,819 people it said, have so far been discharged from hospital, while the number of deaths so far is 1,171.
As of Saturday, there were more than 61.7 million cases of COVID-19 recorded worldwide, with more than 39.5 million of those considered recovered or resolved, according to a coronavirus tracking tool maintained by Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore. The global death toll stood at more than 1.4 million.
CBC said in an update that in Europe, Greek authorities announced a record 121 deaths from the coronavirus over the past 24 hours on Saturday. The country is under lockdown until Dec. 7, but government officials have strongly hinted that restrictions could be extended. Officials also said that the ban on travel inside the country will stay in effect during the holiday season.
In Asia, South Korea has reported more than 500 new coronavirus cases for the third straight day, the speed of viral spread unseen since the worst wave of the outbreak in the spring. About 330 of the 504 new cases came from the densely populated Seoul metropolitan area, where health workers are struggling to stem transmissions linked to hospitals, schools, saunas, gyms and army units.
In the Americas, the number of new COVID-19 cases reported in the United States reached 205,557 on Friday, according to data from Johns Hopkins University — the first time its daily figure topped the 200,000 mark. Its previous daily high was 196,000 on Nov. 20. The total number of reported cases in the U.S., since the first one was registered in January, has topped 13 million.