Nigeria records 1,634 COVID-19 cases

A staff member of the Lagos State Environmental Protection Agency (LASEPA) puts up a banner during LASEPA’s Social Distancing Advocacy at the Ikorodu Community School in Lagos, Nigeria.

Nigeria on Tuesday confirmed 1,634 new COVID-19 cases over the past 24 hours, bringing the national total to 133,552, said the Nigeria Center for Disease Control (NCDC).

Meanwhile, the nationwide death toll from the virus rose to 1,613.

Nigeria confirmed six new B117 coronavirus variant cases in two states in the country, said Chikwe Ihekweazu, head of the NCDC, on Tuesday.

Meanwhile, The Nigerian government hopes to have vaccinated 40 percent of its population by the end of the year, the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 said.