Nigeria records 550 new COVID-19 cases

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High School female students wears a face mask while they reads in a classroom at Ireti Junior Grammar Schol, Ikoyi, Lagos on August 3, 2020 on the first day after resumption of classes after the COVID-19 coronavirus lockdown. (Photo by Olukayode Jaiyeola/NurPhoto via Getty Images)
High School female students wears a face mask while they reads in a classroom at Ireti Junior Grammar Schol, Ikoyi, Lagos on August 3, 2020 on the first day after resumption of classes after the COVID-19 coronavirus lockdown. (Photo by Olukayode Jaiyeola/NurPhoto via Getty Images)

Nigeria on Tuesday confirmed 550 new COVID-19 cases, bringing the national total to 70,195, said the country’s Center for Disease Control.

Meanwhile, the nationwide death toll from the virus rose to 1,182.

Nigeria’s economy has slipped into recession for the second time in four years as oil prices plunged amid the COVID-19 pandemic, said official data in November

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