The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) reported 152 new cases of COVID-19 Sunday.
In a Twitter update via its verified handle, the government agency said there are now 65,148 confirmed cases of the disease caused by the novel coronavirus in Nigeria.
A total number of 61,073 people it said, have so far been discharged from hospital, while the number of deaths now stands at 1,163.
Coronavirus is continuing its spread across the world with more than 50 million confirmed cases in 191 countries and about 1.3 million deaths.
As of Sunday, well over 54 million COVID-19 cases have been reported worldwide, with more than 32.8 million of those listed as recovered, according to a coronavirus tracking tool maintained by Johns Hopkins University. The global death toll now stands at more than 1.3 million, the U.S.-based university has said.
According to the BBC, Africa has recorded nearly two million cases.
South Africa, with almost 750,000 cases and 20,000 deaths, is still the worst affected country on the continent. Morocco, Egypt and Ethiopia are the only other African countries to officially record more than 100,000 cases.
In Latin America, Brazil has nearly six million confirmed cases, although the number of daily new infections has slowed. Argentina, Colombia and Mexico have also recorded more than one million cases, with Peru likely to pass that milestone soon.
India has driven the increase in numbers in Asia, with nearly nine million confirmed infections, the second-highest official total in the world after the US.
The US has recorded almost 11 million cases and is approaching 250,000 deaths from coronavirus, the highest figures in the world.
The virus, which causes the respiratory infection Covid-19, was first detected in the city of Wuhan, China, in late 2019.
The outbreak spread quickly across the globe in the first months of 2020 and declared a global pandemic by the WHO on 11 March.