The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) reported 113 new cases of COVID-19 on Saturday.
In a Twitter update via its verified handle, the government agency, said there are now 61,307 confirmed cases of the disease caused by the novel coronavirus in Nigeria.
A total number of 56,557 people it added, have so far been discharged from hospital, while the death toll is now 1,123.
Coronavirus cases have risen over the last few months in several regions of the world.
The World Health Organization (WHO) has warned the global death toll could hit two million before an effective vaccine is widely in use.
It says roughly one-in-ten people worldwide may have already been infected but that “the vast majority of the world remains at risk”.
According to the Johns Hopkins University, 39,319,492 infections have been confirmed worldwide, while 1,104,859 have so far died from the virus. While 417,778 new infections were recorded late on Friday alone worldwide, 6,067 died from the virus.
With close to eight million confirmed infections, the US has recorded nearly 220,000 deaths from coronavirus – the world’s highest official death toll.
India, with a relatively low death rate of 112,161 has recorded more than seven million confirmed infections, the second-highest official total in the world after the US.
Brazil has now passed five million confirmed cases, and recorded 152,460 deaths.
South Africa, with some 700,000 cases and 18,000 deaths, is still the worst affected country on the African continent.