Nigeria recorded 126 new COVID-19 cases, bringing the new total to 58,324 the past 24 hours, the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), has said.
Making the announcement via its Twitter handle Sunday night, the government agency said 49,794 previously reported cases are now recovered and discharged.
Nigeria’s death toll from the coronavirus is now 1,108.
Meanwhile, as the world moves toward another morbid threshold in the pandemic, a coronavirus death toll of one million, The New York Times reports that the countries where fatalities are increasing fastest remain spread out across the globe, with new hot spots constantly emerging.
The number of lives lost daily to the virus has been rising through most of August and September, reaching more than 5,000 in an average measured over seven days. As of Sunday evening, the global total stood at 995,600, according to a New York Times database.
On Saturday, India, the world’s second-most populous nation, continued to lead in daily virus-related deaths, with about 7,700 over the most recent seven-day period. The United States is second, with more than 5,000, Brazil third with more than 4,800, and Mexico fourth with nearly 3,000. Those four countries account for more than half of the world’s total deaths from the virus, according to the Times database.
New hot spots are also emerging in smaller countries like Israel, which led the world in new cases per capita over the past week.