The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) reported 917 new infections of COVID-19 Sunday.
In a Twitter update via its verified handle, the government agency said there are now 90,080 confirmed cases of the disease caused by the novel coronavirus in Nigeria.
A total number of 75,044 people it stated, have so far been discharged from hospital, while the number of deaths so far is 1,311.
As of Sunday, more than 84.6 million cases of COVID-19 had been reported worldwide with more than 47.6 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.
The CBC reports that the UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson warned Sunday that more onerous lockdown restrictions in England are likely as the country reels from a new coronavirus variant that has pushed infection rates to their highest recorded levels.
While India authorised two vaccines on Sunday — one developed by Oxford University and UK-based drugmaker AstraZeneca, and another developed by the Indian company Bharat Biotech — paving the way for a huge inoculation programme to stem the coronavirus pandemic in the world’s second-most populous country.
In the Americas, the COVID-19 death toll in the US has surpassed 350,000 as experts anticipate another surge in coronavirus cases and deaths stemming from holiday gatherings over Christmas and New Year’s.
More than 20 million people in the country have been infected and multiple states have reported a record number of cases over the past few days, including North Carolina and Arizona.
The US is followed by Brazil, which has reported more than 195,000 deaths.
Zimbabwe has reintroduced a night curfew, banned public gatherings and indefinitely suspended the opening of schools in response to rising infections.
Vice-President Constantino Chiwenga announced the new measures, saying that Zimbabwe recorded 1,342 cases and 29 deaths in the past week, the highest number recorded so far.