The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) reported 156 new cases of COVID-19 Friday.
In a Twitter update via its verified handle, the government agency said there are now 64,884 confirmed cases of the disease caused by the novel coronavirus in Nigeria.
A total number of 60,936 people it said, have so far been discharged from hospital, while the number of deaths now stands at 1,163.
Coronavirus is continuing its spread across the world with more than 50 million confirmed cases in 191 countries and about 1.3 million deaths.
As of Friday, well over 52 million COVID-19 cases have been reported worldwide, with more than 32.8 million of those listed as recovered, according to a coronavirus tracking tool maintained by Johns Hopkins University. The global death toll now stands at more than 1.2 million, the U.S.-based university has said.
Africa has reportedly seen more than 1.8 million confirmed infections and more than 44,000 deaths.
According to the BBC, Africa has recorded nearly two million cases.
South Africa, with about 740,000 cases and 20,000 deaths, is still the worst affected country on the continent. Morocco, Egypt and Ethiopia are the only other African countries to officially record more than 100,000 cases.
The most recent figures worldwide show there were more than 600,000 cases reported in 24 hours with Europe and North America currently seeing the steepest rise in new cases.