The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) reported 1,588 new infections of COVID-19 Saturday.
In a Twitter update via its verified handle, the government agency said there are now 139,242 confirmed cases of the disease caused by the novel coronavirus in Nigeria.
A total of 112,557 people it stated, have so far been discharged from hospital, while the number of deaths so far is 1,647.
As of Saturday, more than 105.5 million cases of COVID-19 had been reported worldwide, with more than 58.7 million of those considered recovered or resolved, according to a tracking tool maintained by Johns Hopkins University. The global death toll stood at more than 2.3 million.
South Africa has secured enough COVID-19 vaccines for at least 26 million people, the health minister said, CBC reported.
The country — which has seen more than 1.4 million cases and more than 45,000 deaths — plans to start inoculations soon, after receiving its first million doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine this week.
Meanwhile, BBC reported that early trials suggest the Oxford-AstraZeneca COVID vaccine offers limited protection against mild disease caused by the South Africa variant.
But the firm said it believed the vaccine could protect against severe disease caused by the more transmissible coronavirus variant.
The preliminary findings from a small study of more than 2,000 people have not yet been peer-reviewed.
More than 100 cases of the South Africa variant have been found in the UK.