The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) reported 1,479 new infections of COVID-19 Thursday.
In a Twitter update via its verified handle, the government agency said there are now 105,478 confirmed cases of the disease caused by the novel coronavirus in Nigeria.
A total of 83,830 people it stated, have so far been discharged from hospital, while the number of deaths so far is 1,405.
As of Thursday, more than 92.5 million cases of COVID-19 had been reported worldwide, with more than 51.1 million of those considered recovered or resolved, according to Johns Hopkins University’s COVID-19 case tracking tool. The global death toll stood at more than 1.9 million.
Meanwhile, the World Health Organization (WHO) says a coronavirus variant first detected in South Africa has also been confirmed in Botswana, Gambia and Zambia.
The variant, which South African health officials have said is possibly more transmissible, has been detected in Europe, North America, Asia and Australia.
CBC reports that in Europe, the UK is banning arrivals from South America following evidence of a new variant of the coronavirus in Brazil.
The government says that beginning at 4 am Friday, arrivals will not be allowed from any South American countries, from Panama or from the Cape Verde islands off the west coast of Africa.