The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) reported 180 new cases of COVID-19 on Wednesday.
In a Twitter update via its verified handle, the government agency said there are now 64,516 confirmed cases of the disease caused by the novel coronavirus in Nigeria.
A total number of 60,737 people it said, have so far been discharged from hospital, while the deaths now stand at 1,162, meaning two more people have died.
Coronavirus cases have risen over the last few months in several regions of the world and infections worldwide have since exceeded 50 million.
As of Wednesday, well over 50 million COVID-19 cases have been reported worldwide, with more than 32.8 million of those listed as recovered, according to a coronavirus tracking tool maintained by Johns Hopkins University. The global death toll now stands at more than 1.2 million, the U.S.-based university has said.
Africa has reportedly seen more than 1.8 million confirmed infections and more than 44,000 deaths.
The Washington Post reports that in one week, new daily coronavirus cases in the United States went from 104,000 to more than 145,000 on Wednesday, the latest all-time high. Almost every metric is trending in the wrong direction as states add restrictions and health officials warn of a dangerous fall ahead.
The rise in infections comes with new highs in the number of deaths reported in a single day at 1,549, the highest since May 14. Tennessee, Alabama and Minnesota all reached new highs in the number of deaths reported in a single day.
The case is more or less the same in the UK where over 50,000 deaths have been recorded as a result of the virus.
Metro reports that The UK’s official coronavirus death toll has passed 50,000 after almost 600 deaths were confirmed Wednesday. Data put the number of fatalities within a month of testing positive for COVID-19 in the UK at 50,365 since the pandemic began – though experts believe the true total is likely to be significantly higher.