The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has confirmed a total number of 250 new cases of COVID-19 the highly infectious respiratory disease caused by the new coronavirus in the country.
The NCSC made the announcement Saturday night on its verified Twitter handle.
It said the total number of confirmed cases in Nigeria is now 53,727 with 41,314 patients discharged and 1,011 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.
Gambia extended by 21 days a state of emergency in mainland Africa’s smallest nation as infections surged.
Worldwide, the number of those diagnosed with COVID-19 has exceeded 24 million. More than 24.89 million people around the world have been diagnosed with the coronavirus, and 16.3 million have recovered, according to Johns Hopkins University. More than 840,300 people have died.