The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) reported 418 new cases of COVID-19 Sunday.
In a Twitter update via its verified handle, the government agency said there are now 73,175 confirmed cases of the disease caused by the novel coronavirus in Nigeria.
A total number of 66,090 people it said, have so far been discharged from hospital, while the number of deaths so far is 1,197.
As of Sunday, more than 71.8 million cases of COVID-19 had been reported worldwide, with more than 46.9 million of those considered recovered or resolved, according to a tracking tool maintained by Johns Hopkins University in the U.S. The global death toll stood at more than 1.6 million.
The CBC reports that in Africa, Algerian President Abdelmadjid Tebboune suddenly reappeared after nearly two months out of the public eye recovering from COVID-19. Tebboune, who fell ill and left for treatment in Germany in late October, said in a video message that it may still be several more weeks before he is fit enough to return to the North African country.
South Korea has set another record for its daily coronavirus tally with 1,030, as authorities struggle to suppress the viral spread. About 80 per cent of the new cases were found in the densely populated Seoul area, where authorities have shut nightclubs and other high-risk venues, banned late-night dining and taken other steps to slow the spread.
Elderly residents of Scottish nursing homes will start receiving the coronavirus vaccine from Pfizer-BioNTech on Monday. The residents, along with nursing home staff, will be the next to get the innoculations after 5,000 health service workers and vaccinators in Britain received the shots, Scottish officials said Sunday.
The United States has recorded more than 16 million cases of COVID-19, by far the most of any country in the world, according to data kept by Johns Hopkins University. The U.S. also leads the world in deaths related to the coronavirus at more than 297,600.