The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) reported 133 new cases of COVID-19 on Sunday.
In a Twitter update via its verified handle, the government agency, said there are now 61,440 confirmed cases of the disease caused by the novel coronavirus in Nigeria.
A total number of 56,611 people it added, have so far been discharged from hospital, while the death toll is now 1,125.
Coronavirus cases have risen over the last few months in several regions of the world and infections worldwide are inching dangerously close to 40 million.
According to the Johns Hopkins University, 39,688,941 infections have been confirmed worldwide, while 1,110,271 have so far died from the virus. While 366,964 new infections were recorded on Sunday around the world, 5,461 died from the virus.
With over eight million confirmed infections, the US leads the pack followed by India with more than seven million confirmed infections and Brazil surpassing five million confirmed cases.
The spread of the virus has impacted the world’s major economies negatively. The damage is reportedly four times worse than the 2009 global financial crisis, according to the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD).
Meanwhile, the United Nations has said that up to 265 million people could face starvation by the end of the year because of the impact of Covid-19.