The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) reported 143 new cases of COVID-19 Friday.
In a Twitter update via its verified handle, the government agency said there are now 65,982 confirmed cases of the disease caused by the novel coronavirus in Nigeria.
A total number of 61,782 people it said, have so far been discharged from hospital, while the number of deaths so far is 1,165.
As of Friday afternoon, there were more than 57.3 million reported cases of COVID-19 worldwide, with more than 36.7 million of those cases listed as recovered, according to a COVID-19 tracking tool maintained by Johns Hopkins University. The global death toll stood at more than 1.3 million.
According to CBC, Mexico has registered 100,000 confirmed coronavirus deaths within days of passing one million infections. It is the fourth country to reach that death toll, after the US, Brazil and India.
In Europe, Amazon has bowed to government pressure to postpone its “Black Friday” discount shopping sales in France to help local shopkeepers struggling with a nationwide lockdown.
South Korea’s prime minister has urged the public to avoid social gatherings and stay at home as much as possible as the country registered more than 300 new virus cases for a third consecutive day.
Hong Kong reported a spike in daily cases to 26, two days before an arrangement with Singapore to allow a limited number of passengers to fly both ways without having to go through quarantine kicks in.
In Africa, one player in the South Africa cricket squad has tested positive for the coronavirus ahead of a six-game limited-over series against England, and two others have also been isolated after being in close contact with him.