The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) reported 964 new infections of COVID-19 Sunday.
In a Twitter update via its verified handle, the government agency said there are now 121,566 confirmed cases of the disease caused by the novel coronavirus in Nigeria.
A total of 97,228 people it stated, have so far been discharged from hospital, while the number of deaths so far is 1,504.
As of Sunday, more than 99.1 million cases of COVID-19 had been reported worldwide, with more than 54.6 million of the cases considered resolved or recovered, according to the coronavirus tracking tool maintained by Johns Hopkins University. The global death toll stood at more than 2.1 million.
In Africa, according to the CBC, four Zimbabwean cabinet ministers have died of COVID-19 — three within the past two weeks — highlighting a resurgence of the disease in the country.
In Europe, the French government says it may impose a third lockdown in the coming days if an existing 12-hour-a-day curfew doesn’t significantly slow virus infections.
In Asia-Pacific, New Zealand confirmed it was investigating one positive case of COVID-19 in the community, the first domestic case in months.
In the Americas, Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said Sunday he has tested positive for COVID-19 and that the symptoms are mild.