As cases continue to surge around the world, Nigeria’s confirmed infections of coronavirus reached 59,345 on Sunday night with only 58 fresh infections reported by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) in its latest update.
Making the announcement via its Twitter handle, the government agency said 50,768 previously reported cases are now recovered and discharged.
Nigeria’s death toll from the coronavirus remains at 1,113.
An October 4 BBC update puts the total cases in Africa at 1, 514,844 while the total number of deaths is now 36, 399.
Meanwhile, almost 35 million confirmed cases have been reported in 188 countries and more than one million people have died from the virus.
According to a tally by the Johns Hopkins University, total confirmed cases in the world is now 34, 904, 974, while total deaths are 1,03, 3516.