There have been 162 new cases of COVID-19 reported in Nigeria in the past 24 hours.
In an announcement via its Twitter handle, the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) said there are now 54,905 confirmed cases in the most populous country in Afroca, with 42,922 of the previously reported cases now recovered and discharged.
Nigeria’s death toll from the coronavirus has now risen to 1,054, after three more deaths were reported in the past day.
The NCDC made the announcement Saturday night .
Africa has more than 1.2 million cases and more than 30,000 deaths.
As of September 4, the confirmed coronavirus death toll on the continent stood at 30,596. There are 1,275,815 confirmed infections and 1,015,865 recoveries, according to the Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention.
Worldwide, the number of those diagnosed with COVID-19 has exceeded 26 million. According to a count by Johns Hopkins University, more than 26.7 million people around the world have been diagnosed with the coronavirus, and more than 876,000 have died, while more than 17.7 million people have recovered.
Meanwhile, the World Health Organization said it is not expecting widespread vaccinations against COVID-19 until the middle of 2021.
There are at least 176 potential vaccines at various stages of research around the world, but just eight of them are in the final stage of human clinical trials, or Phase 3.
Dr Margaret Harris of the WHO said this part of the process can’t be rushed. All data from trials must be shared and compared, she said.