The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) reported 56 new cases of COVID-19 Monday, one of the lowest caseloads since the first case was first registered in the country.
In a Twitter update via its verified handle, the government agency said there are now 66,439 confirmed cases of the disease caused by the novel coronavirus in Nigeria.
A total number of 62,241 people it said, have so far been discharged from hospital, while the number of deaths so far is 1,168.
As of Sunday, there were more than 58.2 million reported cases of COVID-19 worldwide, with more than 37.2 million of those cases listed as recovered, according to a COVID-19 tracking tool maintained by Johns Hopkins University. The global death toll stood at more than 1.3 million.
According to the BBC, the World Health Organisation has warned.that the world’s poorest and most vulnerable must not be “trampled in the stampede” for COVID-19 vaccines.
The head of the WHO, Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said successful vaccines must be distributed equitably and that $4.3bn (£3.2bn) was needed to help fund a sharing scheme.
He said the question was “not whether the world can afford to share… it’s whether it can afford not to”.
Four vaccines have now reported good results from late-stage trials.
The latest to prove highly effective at stopping people developing Covid-19 symptoms, developed by Oxford University and AstraZeneca, is much cheaper to produce than two others recently announced, and could have a bigger impact worldwide.
The Oxford jab, which researchers say could offer up to 90% protection, is also easier to store and transport than both the Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna vaccines, and would be supplied at cost price to developing countries.