Friday, 8 May 2020

WHO gives latest update on COVID-19 cases, deaths in African countries

The World Health Organization, WHO, Regional Office for Africa in Brazzaville, Congo, has said that the number of Coronavirus (COVID-19) cases in Africa has risen to over 53,000 in the past 24 hours.

The UN health agency gave the update on its official Twitter account on Friday.

According to the tweet, COVID-19 has killed 2,000 people in the continent, while more than 18, 000 patients have recovered.

“Over 53,000 confirmed #COVID19 cases on the African continent – with more than 18,000 associated recoveries & 2,000 deaths,” it said.

The WHO African Region COVID-19 dashboard showed that South Africa is the highest in Africa with 8232 cases and 161 deaths, followed by Egypt with 7588 cases and 469 deaths, Morocco has 5,505 cases and 183 deaths, while Algeria has 5,182 cases and 483 deaths.

Meanwhile, the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) announced that another 381 new cases of COVID-19 were confirmed in the last 24 hours, bringing to 3,526 the number of confirmed cases in the country as of Thursday night.

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