Nigeria’s confirmed cases of coronavirus reached 59,001 on Thursday night following 153 fresh infections, the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) said in an update.
Making the announcement via its Twitter handle, the government agency said 50,452 previously reported cases are now recovered and discharged.
Nigeria’s death toll from the coronavirus is still 1,112.
The Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention in an October 1 update via Twitter reported that total cases in Africa now stand at 1, 481, 225 while the total number of deaths is now 36, 143, while the recoveries are so far 1, 224, 397.
The number of people worldwide who have died with COVID-19 has passed the one million mark, researchers say, with many regions still reporting surging numbers of new infections.