As countries the world over, including the United Kingdom put a halt on the easing of lockdown measures due to an increase in new cases, Nigeria’s confirmed coronavirus infections have risen to 43,151.
This is as a result of an additional 462 cases,according to the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC).
The NCDC, which made the announcement via its twitter handle Friday night, also announced 879 as the total number of deaths from the virus in the country, while it put the number of recoveries at 19,565.
As of July 30, the confirmed coronavirus death toll on the African continent stood at 18,881. There are 893,365 confirmed infections and 541,959recoveries, according to the Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention.
More than 17.4 million people around the world have been diagnosed with the new coronavirus. More than 10.2 million patients have recovered, and at least 677,000 have died, according to data from Johns Hopkins University.