The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has confirmed a total number of 138 new cases of COVID-19 the highly infectious respiratory disease caused by the new coronavirus in the country.
The NCSC made the announcement Sunday night on its verified Twitter handle.
It said the total number of confirmed cases in Nigeria is now 53,865 with 41,513 patients discharged and 1,013 deaths recorded.
Africa has more than 1.2 million cases and more than 29,000 deaths.
As of August 29, the confirmed coronavirus death toll on the continent stood at 29,106. There are 1,230,159 confirmed infections and 961,692 recoveries, according to the Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention.
Namibia will lift lockdown restrictions, allowing international travel, schools to reopen and onsite alcohol consumption from September, President Hage Geingob announced Friday, but he extended an overnight curfew as cases continue to rise.
Worldwide, the number of those diagnosed with COVID-19 has exceeded 24 million. The number of cases globally has hit almost 25.1 million, with deaths exceeding 844,000, according to Johns Hopkins University. More than 16.5 million have recovered.