The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) reported 143 new cases of COVID-19 Saturday.
In a Twitter update via its verified handle, the government agency said there are now 66,228 confirmed cases of the disease caused by the novel coronavirus in Nigeria.
A total number of 61,884 people it said, have so far been discharged from hospital, while the number of deaths so far is 1,166.
As of Saturday, 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 BBC, across the US, the daily death toll linked to Covid-19 has passed 2,000 for the first time since May.
The country has now more than 12 million confirmed infections, with more than 255,000 deaths, according to data compiled by Johns Hopkins University.
This is by far the highest death toll in the world.
About 187,000 new infections were recorded nationwide in the latest figures – released on Friday for the previous day – which is an all-time high.
Several states have imposed new mask mandates and restrictions to try to combat the rise, and in Texas the National Guard is being deployed to the city of El Paso to help with morgue operations there.