The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) reported 474 new cases of COVID-19 Wednesday.
In a Twitter update via its verified handle, the government agency said there are now 70,669 confirmed cases of the disease caused by the novel coronavirus in Nigeria.
A total number of 65, 242 people it said, have so far been discharged from hospital, while the number of deaths so far is 1,184.
South Africa’s health minister said the country has officially entered a second wave as it reported more than 6,000 new COVID-19 cases on Wednesday.
According to the CBC, South Africa has been the hardest-hit country on the continent, with more than 828,000 confirmed cases and more than 22,000 deaths so far.
As of Wednesday, there were more than 68.6 million cases of COVID-19 reported worldwide, with more than 44.1 million of those considered recovered or resolved, according to a coronavirus tracking tool maintained by Johns Hopkins University. The global death toll stood at more than 1.5 million.