The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has confirmed a total number of 322 new COVID-19 coronavirus cases in the country.
The NCSC made the announcement Sunday night via tweet.
It said the total number of confirmed cases in Nigeria is now 52,227 with 38,945 patients discharged and 1002 deaths recorded.
Africa has more than 1.1 million cases and more than 27,000 deaths, according to the World Health Organization’s Africa Region.
As of August 23, the confirmed coronavirus death toll on the African continent stood at 27,610. There are 1,180,186 confirmed infections and 900,584 recoveries, according to the Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention.
South Africa accounts for more than half the cases on the continent, with more than 600,000 infections.
Worldwide, the number of those diagnosed with COVID-19 has exceeded 23 million. According to a tally kept by Johns Hopkins University, there have been more than 23.2 million confirmed cases of COVID-19 and more than 805,000 deaths.