The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has recorded one of its lowest daily COVID-19 count with only 79 case reported in the past 24 hours.
In an announcement via its Twitter handle, the government agency said there are now 56,256 confirmed cases in the most populous country in Africa, with 44,152 the previously reported cases now recovered and discharged.
Sadly, Nigeria’s death toll from the coronavirus has now risen to 1,082, after four more deaths were reported in the past day.
The NCDC made the announcement Sunday night.
Africa has recorded more than 1.3 million cases and over 32,000 deaths.
As of September 13, the confirmed coronavirus death toll on the continent stood at 32,502. There are 1,346,658 confirmed infections and 1,083,438 recoveries, according to the Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention.
Worldwide, the number of those diagnosed with COVID-19 has exceeded 28 million. According to a count by Johns Hopkins University, more than 28.8 million people around the world have been diagnosed with the coronavirus and more than 922,000 have died, while about 19.5 million people have recovered.
Meanwhile, the World Health Organization (WHO) has reported a record-breaking number of coronavirus cases worldwide, with at least 307,930 cases confirmed in just one day.
The previous record reported by WHO was 306,857 on September 6.
India, the United States and Brazil posted the highest number of cases, with India reporting over 94,300 cases on Sunday. Europe has also seen a resurgence of cases.