The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) reported 1,867 new infections of COVID-19 Friday.
In a Twitter update via its verified handle, the government agency said there are now 107,345 confirmed cases of the disease caused by the novel coronavirus in Nigeria.
A total of 84,535 people it stated, have so far been discharged from hospital, while the number of deaths so far is 1,413.
Meanwhile, the World Health Organisation’s emergency committee was called Friday for globally-ramped up coronavirus sequencing studies in order to combat troubling new variants stalking the globe.
According to France 24, the meeting was dragged forward by two weeks for urgent talks on the emerging, seemingly more contagious strains of the virus, as the death toll from the Covid-19 pandemic topped two million, according to an AFP count.
The emergency committee came out against countries requiring proof of vaccination from incoming international travellers.
However, it said it was time to overhaul recommendations on travel guidance given what was now known about the virus.
The WHO said it wanted Covid-19 vaccination under way in every country within the next 100 days, amid concerns that rich nations are hogging the first batches coming off the production lines.
And while it sounded the alarm on a new virus variant circulating in Brazil, the WHO warned that the current infection spikes in some countries could be blamed on lapses in behaviour rather than simply the new mutations.