The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) reported 1,634 new infections of COVID-19 Tuesday.
In a Twitter update via its verified handle, the government agency said there are now 133,552 confirmed cases of the disease caused by the novel coronavirus in Nigeria.
A total of 107,551 people it stated, have so far been discharged from hospital, while the number of deaths so far is 1,613.
As of Tuesday, more than 103.7 million cases of COVID-19 had been reported worldwide with more than 57.5 million of those cases considered recovered or resolved, according to a Johns Hopkins University tracking tool. The global death toll stood at more than 2.2 million.
Zimbabwe will have access to a Chinese COVID-19 vaccine soon, China’s ambassador in Harare said, as Beijing ramps up its availability to developing nations, reports CBC.
Meanwhile, according to the BBC, Tanzania’s government, which has been criticised for its handling of the pandemic, has no plans to rollout COVID-19 vaccines, the health minister says.
The comments come days after President John Magufuli warned officials against acquiring vaccines saying they could harm people, without giving evidence.
Critics have accused him of playing down the threat posed by the virus.
Tanzania is one of the few countries in the world to not publish any data on COVID-19 cases. It last did so in May, when about 500 cases and 20 deaths were recorded. The following month, Mr Magufuli declared Tanzania “coronavirus-free”.
The World Health Organisation experts have visited an animal disease centre in the Chinese city of Wuhan as part of their investigation into the origins of the coronavirus pandemic. A team member said they met with staff in charge of the health of livestock in Hubei province, toured laboratories and had an “in-depth” discussion with questions and answers.