Nigeria has registered 126 new cases of coronavirus, bringing the new total to 56,604 in the past 24 hours, the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), has said.
Making the announcement via its Twitter handle Wednesday night, the government agency said 47,872 previously reported cases are now recovered and discharged.
Nigeria’s death toll from the coronavirus is now 1,091.
Africa has recorded more than 1.3 million cases and over 32,000 deaths.
As of September 16, the confirmed coronavirus death toll on the continent stood at 33,047. There are 1,365,689 confirmed infections and 1,116,545 recoveries, according to the Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention.
Worldwide, the number of those diagnosed with COVID-19 has exceeded 29 million. According to Johns Hopkins University, some 29.7 million people around the world have been diagnosed with COVID-19 and 938,820 people have died, while 20.2 million people have recovered from the disease.
Meanwhile, the United Nations could reportedly hold an in-person meeting of the General Assembly New York as early as November to discuss the COVID-19 pandemic.
Assembly president Volkan Bozkir announced that discussions are continuing with some countries concerned about meeting so soon – especially in the United States, where the virus continues to spread widely. Bozkir is keen to start in-person UN meetings, which have taken place via video conference since March, as soon as possible, saying such a summit should have happened “in June”.