The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) reported 758 new cases of COVID-19 Tuesday.
In a Twitter update via its verified handle, the government agency said there are now 74,132 confirmed cases of the disease caused by the novel coronavirus in Nigeria.
A total number of 66,494 people it said, have so far been discharged from hospital, while the number of deaths so far is 1,200.
As of 4:45 p.m. ET Tuesday, more than 73.2 million cases of COVID-19 had been reported worldwide, with more than 41.4 million of those cases considered recovered or resolved, according to a Johns Hopkins University database that tracks cases of the novel coronavirus. The global death toll stood at more than 1.6 million.
According to a CBC update Tuesday, in Africa, South Africa imposed further restrictions as it looks to slow a sharp rise in infections while doctors worry COVID-19 could quickly overwhelm Uganda’s hospitals.
COVID-19, the update stated, hasn’t had the devastating impact on Uganda that many expected, but doctors say it wouldn’t take much of a spike to overwhelm the country’s hospitals that have only 55 intensive care beds for 42 million people.
Sudan, on the other hand on Tuesday said an international initiative would provide 8.4 million shots of vaccine against the coronavirus, without providing details on the type of vaccine the country would receive. Amal al-Fateh, a senior health official, told a news conference that the shots are expected to arrive, via COVAX, in the first quarter of 2021. She said the first stage of vaccination would cover 20 per cent of Sudanese and that elderly people and health workers at the forefront of the fight against the virus would be prioritized when the shots arrive.