A day after the World Health Organization (WHO) reported that many countries that believed they were past the worst are now grappling with new outbreaks, Nigeria’s confirmed coronavirus infections rise to 43,537.
This is as a result of an additional 386 cases,according to the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC).
The NCDC, which made the announcement via its twitter handle Saturday night, also announced 883 as the total number of deaths from the virus in the country, while it put the number of recoveries at 20,087.
Although the latest case numbers have taken a downward trend, the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) overtook Lagos, which had 65 new cases with 130.
As of August 1, the confirmed coronavirus death toll on the African continent stood at 19,693. There are 929,696 confirmed infections and 581,582 recoveries, according to the Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention.
South Africa has surpassed 500,000 confirmed COVID-19 cases, representing more than 50 per cent of all reported coronavirus infections in Africa’s 54 countries. It also reported more than 8,000 deaths.
More than 17centmillion people around the world have been diagnosed with the new coronavirus. Almost 10.48 million patients have recovered and more than 682,000 have died, according to data from Johns Hopkins University.