The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) reported 162 new cases of COVID-19 on Saturday.
In a Twitter update via its verified handle, the government agency said there are now 62,853 confirmed cases of the disease caused by the novel coronavirus in Nigeria.
A total number of 58,675 people it added, have so far been discharged from hospital, while the death is still 1,144.
Coronavirus cases have risen over the last few months in several regions of the world and infections worldwide have exceeded 45 million.
A database maintained by Johns Hopkins University put the cumulative number of COVID-19 cases reported around the world since the pandemic began at more than 45 million as of Saturday morning, with more than 30 million of those listed as recovered. The death toll reported by the US-based university is about 1.2 million.
According to BBC news, Africa has recorded nearly 1.8 million confirmed cases, although the true extent of the pandemic there is not known as testing rates are low.
South Africa, with more than 700,000 cases and 19,000 deaths, is still the worst affected country on the continent. Morocco and Egypt are the only other African countries to officially record more than 100,000 cases.