The World Health Organisation (WHO) Regional Office for Africa in Brazzaville, Congo, in an update yesterday on its official twitter handle @WHOAFRO disclosed that there are over 175,000 confirmed COVID-19 cases on the African continent – with more than 77,000 recoveries and 4,800 deaths.
The WHO said that South Africa, Nigeria and Algeria had the highest reported cases on the continent.
The global health agency stated that South Africa has 43,434 cases and 908 deaths, followed by Nigeria with 11,844 confirmed cases and 333 deaths, then Algeria has 9,935 confirmed cases and 690 deaths, Ghana had 9,168 reported cases and 42 deaths, while Cape Verde recorded 7,392 confirmed cases and 205 deaths.
WHO noted that Lesotho, Seychelles and Namibia were countries currently with the lowest confirmed cases in the region.
It said Lesotho had only four confirmed cases with zero death, Seychelles had 11 reported cases and zero death, while Namibia recorded 25 confirmed cases also with no death.