The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) reported 1,633 new infections of COVID-19 Saturday.
In a Twitter update via its verified handle, the government agency said there are now 120,602 confirmed cases of the disease caused by the novel coronavirus in Nigeria.
A total of 95,901 people it stated, have so far been discharged from hospital, while the number of deaths so far is 1,502.
As of Saturday, more than 98.4 million cases of COVID-19 had been reported worldwide, with more than 54.3 million of the cases considered resolved or recovered, according to the coronavirus tracking tool maintained by Johns Hopkins University. The global death toll stood at more than 2.1 million.
CBC reports that Morocco received two million doses of AstraZeneca’s vaccine, becoming the first African country to get a large enough shipment to roll out a nationwide immunization programme.
Hong Kong residents were locked down in their homes on Saturday in an unprecedented move to contain a worsening coronavirus outbreak in the city.
The Norwegian capital of Oslo, and nine other municipalities, have been placed under strict restrictions to contain the spread of the new variant of the coronavirus first detected in the UK.
The governor of Brazil’s Amazonas state has announced tough new lockdown measures to combat a surge in COVID-19 cases that has overwhelmed local hospitals.