The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) reported 675 new cases of COVID-19 Thursday.
In a Twitter update via its verified handle, the government agency said there are now 71,344 confirmed cases of the disease caused by the novel coronavirus in Nigeria.
A total number of 65,474 people it said, have so far been discharged from hospital, while the number of deaths so far is 1,190.
As of Thursday, more than 69.4 million cases of COVID-19 had been reported around the world, with more than 44.6 million of those cases considered resolved or recovered, according to Johns Hopkins. The global death toll stood at more than 1.5 million.
The CBC reports that the UK warns those with severe allergies should avoid COVID-19 vaccine for now.
The Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine caused an allergic reaction in two health-care workers in the UK prompting warnings from health officials there for people with severe allergies to hold off taking the vaccine.
Meanwhile, Germany has reported its highest one-day total of new coronavirus cases, while the number of deaths linked to COVID-19 has climbed above 20,000.
The national disease control centre, the Robert Koch Institute, said Thursday that 23,679 new cases were confirmed over the previous 24 hours. That’s just above the previous record of 23,648 from Nov. 20.
A partial shutdown that started Nov. 2 has succeeded in keeping the surge from picking up speed, but the number of daily new cases has remained around the same high level in recent weeks rather than falling. Momentum is building for a harder lockdown over Christmas and New Year’s, and some regions already are introducing new restrictions.
That’s partly because deaths, which have been relatively low in Germany compared with several other European countries, have increased markedly. Another 440 deaths were reported on Thursday, following a single-day record of 590 on Wednesday. That brought the total so far to 20,372. Germany has reported some 1.24 million coronavirus cases since the pandemic began.