The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) reported 838 new infections of COVID-19 Sunday.
In a Twitter update via its verified handle, the government agency said there are now 84,414 confirmed cases of the disease caused by the novel coronavirus in Nigeria.
A total number of 71,034 people it said, have so far been discharged from hospital, while the number of deaths so far is 1,254.
As of Sunday evening, more than 80.7 million coronavirus cases had been reported worldwide, with more than 45.6 million cases considered recovered or resolved, according to a running tally kept by Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore. The global death toll stood at more than 1.7 million.
Meanwhile, South Africa crossed one million cases of COVID-19 Sunday.
According to Al Jazeera the SA government is said to be considering new measures to tackle outbreak amid threat of fast-spreading new variant.
South Africa confirmed its first case in March. The Ministry of Health made the announcement late on Sunday, only days after a new faster-spreading variant of the virus was confirmed to be breaking out in the country.
“Today, we have breached one million cumulative cases of COVID-19 in South Africa, with a cumulative total of 1,004,413 cases reported,” the ministry said in a statement.
The total number of deaths rose to 26,735.
The outbreak in the worst-hit country in Africa appears to be accelerating with the one million mark crossed nine days after the country reported 900,000 cases. It took two weeks for South Africa to reach 900,000 cases, compared with the 800,000 in early December.
Several hospitals and medical centres have reported wards overflowing with patients with many healthcare workers cancelling their holidays to tackle a huge influx of patients.
Mediclinic International, among South Africa’s top three private hospital networks, said on Sunday that a severe rise in cases had placed immense strain on its healthcare resources including staff, equipment and beds for seriously ill patients.