The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) Sunday confirmed a total number of 298 new COVID-19 coronavirus cases in the country via its Twitter handle.
This brings the total for Nigeria to 49,068 with 36,497 people so far discharged and 975 deaths.
As of August 14, the confirmed coronavirus death toll on the African continent stood at 25,096. There are 1,096,951 confirmed infections and 812,839 recoveries, according to the Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention.
South African President Cyril Ramaphosa has announced that stringent coronavirus regulations would be eased on Monday as the country’s infection rate falls.
He said the country has passed the peak of coronavirus infections and a “ray of light is visible now on the horizon” as the country, which has the fifth-largest virus caseload in the world, prepares to relax restrictions on Monday.
Ramaphosa said in the past three weeks, confirmed cases have dropped from more than 12,000 a day to around 5,000.
Worldwide, the number of those infected has exceeded 21 million. According to Johns Hopkins University in Maryland, the global total of confirmed coronavirus cases is now more than 21.4 million. More than 771,000 people have died, while 13.4 million have recovered.