Nigeria’s confirmed cases of coronavirus reached 58,460 on Monday night following 136 fresh infections, the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) said in an update.
Making the announcement via its Twitter handle, the government agency said 49,895 previously reported cases are now recovered and discharged.
Nigeria’s death toll from the coronavirus has risen to 1,111.
Meanwhile, the number of people worldwide who have died with COVID-19 has passed one million, researchers say, with many regions still reporting surging numbers of new infections.
According to a BBC report, the tally by Johns Hopkins University shows that deaths in the US, Brazil and India make up nearly half that total.
Experts caution that the true figure is probably much higher.
UN Secretary-General António Guterres called it a “mind-numbing” figure and “an agonising milestone”.
“Yet we must never lose sight of each and every individual life,” he said in a video message.