The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) reported 685 new infections of COVID-19 Sunday.
In a Twitter update via its verified handle, the government agency said there are now 131,242 confirmed cases of the disease caused by the novel coronavirus in Nigeria.
A total of 104,989 people it stated, have so far been discharged from hospital, while the number of deaths so far is 1,586.
As of Sunday, more than 102.7 million cases of COVID-19 had been reported worldwide, with 56.9 million of those considered recovered or resolved, according to a tracking tool maintained by Johns Hopkins University. The global death toll stood at just over 2.2 million.
Egypt received its first 50,000-dose shipment of AstraZeneca coronavirus vaccines, airport officials said, CBC reports.
It was the second shipment of coronavirus vaccines received by Egypt, which received 50,000 doses of the Chinese-made Sinopharm vaccine last month.
Austria and Germany say they will provide medical assistance to Portugal as the country struggles with a surge in COVID-19 cases.
Portugal has had the world’s worst rate of new daily cases and deaths per 100,000 population for more than a week, according to a tally by Johns Hopkins University, and the country has applied border restrictions with Spain and banned all non-essential travel abroad.
South Korea says it will maintain elevated physical-distancing measures for at least two more weeks as health officials raise concerns about a possible surge in coronavirus infections surrounding February’s Lunar New Year holidays.
The government will also maintain restrictions on indoor dining in the Seoul metropolitan area for another two weeks, requiring restaurants to provide only deliveries and takeout after 9 pm.
Meanwhile, Peru began what was supposed to be a severe lockdown on Sunday to combat surging COVID-19, but the order was widely ignored in the country’s capital.
Despite calls from President Francisco Sagasti for people to stay home, marketplaces were crowded, and hundreds of people crowded bus stations in Lima to head for less-restricted rural regions.