The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) reported 1,204 new infections of COVID-19 Monday.
In a Twitter update via its verified handle, the government agency said there are now 91,351 confirmed cases of the disease caused by the novel coronavirus in Nigeria.
A total number of 75,699 people it stated, have so far been discharged from hospital, while the number of deaths so far is 1,318.
As of Monday, more than 85.6 million cases of COVID-19 had been reported worldwide, with more than 47.9 million cases considered recovered or resolved, according to Johns Hopkins University’s tracking tool. The global death toll stood at more than 1.8 million.
South Africa, according to a CBC report, is aiming to get COVID-19 vaccines by next month but is still in talks with pharmaceutical companies and no deals have yet been signed.
The country remains the hardest hit on the continent, with more than 1.1 million cases and more than 29,000 deaths reported since the start of the pandemic.
Meanwhile, more than two-thirds of the 15 million coronavirus vaccines shipped within the United States have so far gone unused, US health officials said on Monday, as the governors of New York and Florida vowed to penalise hospitals that fail to dispense shots quickly enough.
France’s cautious approach to its vaccine rollout appears to have backfired, leaving just a few hundred people vaccinated after the first week and rekindling anger over the government’s handling of the coronavirus pandemic.
President Emmanuel Macron was scheduled to hold a special meeting with top government officials on Monday afternoon to address the vaccine strategy and other virus developments.
US drugmaker Moderna Inc. said on Monday that Israel’s Health Ministry had authorised its COVID-19 vaccine, marking the vaccine’s third regulatory authorisation and the first outside North America.
Sri Lankan authorities on Monday announced that schools will partially reopen starting next week, after being closed for nearly three months due to a COVID-19 surge. The Education Ministry has decided to keep schools closed in the capital Colombo and surrounding suburbs.
Mask-wearing has become mandatory in some circumstances in Australia’s largest city due to the pandemic risk. People risk a 200 Australian dollar fine in Sydney if they don’t wear masks in shopping malls, on public transport and in various indoor areas.
Brazil confirmed on Monday its first cases of the coronavirus variant first discovered in the United Kingdom. Two cases were reported in Sao Paulo state. Brazil on Monday registered 20,006 new cases of coronavirus and 543 fresh COVID-19 deaths, the Health Ministry said.