The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) announced 164 new cases of COVID-19 on Monday.
In an update via tweet on its verified handle, the government agency, said there are now 60,430 confirmed cases of people infected with the disease caused by the novel coronavirus in Nigeria.
It added that a total number of 51,943 people have so far been discharged from hospital.
The death toll, it stated, is still 1,115.
The Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention, in its October 12 COVID-19 update on Twitter stated that the total number of cases on the continent is 1, 577, 644, while total deaths is 38, 396 and 1, 304, 622 have so far recovered.
Meanwhile, over 37 million confirmed cases have been reported in 188 countries and more than one million people have died from the virus.
According to a tally by the Johns Hopkins University, 37,534,235 infections have been confirmed worldwide, while 1,077,636 have so far died from the virus. Over 329, 000 new infections were recorded on Monday alone worldwide, with nearly 5000 deaths.