The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) reported 82 new cases of COVID-19 Sunday.
In a Twitter update via its verified handle, the government agency said there are now 67,412 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 1,173.
As of Sunday, there were more than 62.4 million cases of COVID-19 recorded worldwide, with more than 39.9 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.
According to a CBC update, in Africa, the continent has seen more than 2.1 million confirmed cases and more than 51,000 deaths. South Africa leads the continent on both counts, with more than 785,000 infections and more than 21,000 fatalities.
In Asia, South Korea is shutting down indoor gyms offering intense workout classes and banning year-end parties at hotels in the greater Seoul area to fight the virus. The country reported 450 new cases on Sunday. South Korea on Thursday registered more than 500 new virus cases for the first time in eight months.
In Europe, the Czech government said Sunday it is easing measures imposed to contain the new coronavirus due to falling numbers of new confirmed cases. All stores, restaurants and bars can reopen on Thursday in the country, which was among the hardest hit by a new wave of infections in the fall.
In the Americas, New York City Mayor Bill De Blasio announced the city will reopen its school system to some in-person learning and increase the number of days a week many children attend class.