The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) reported 324 new cases of COVID-19 Friday.
In a Twitter update via its verified handle, the government agency said there are now 68,627 confirmed cases of the disease caused by the novel coronavirus in Nigeria.
A total number of 64,467 people it said, have so far been discharged from hospital, while the number of deaths so far is 1,179.
As of Friday, there were more than 65.7 million reported cases of COVID-19 worldwide, with more than 42.1 million of those listed as recovered or resolved, according to a tracking tool maintained by U.S.-based Johns Hopkins University. The global death toll stood at more than 1.5 million.
According to a CDC update, Norway’s Health Minister Bent Hoeie said some 1.2 million people, chiefly those in high-risk groups and health workers, will get the vaccine when it becomes available. The remainder of Norway’s population of 5.4 million are expected to get the vaccine in the spring.
After successfully suppressing two previous outbreaks this year, South Korea has been grappling with a fresh spike in infections since it relaxed stringent physical distancing rules in October. Last week, it toughened distancing restrictions in the greater Seoul area and other places.
Bahrain, which had already granted an emergency-use authorisation for a Chinese vaccine made by Sinopharm, did not immediately say how many vaccines it has purchased.
A partial lockdown will begin this weekend in the Gaza Strip after infections spiked in the densely populated territory.