COVID-19: “Africa Cases Hit 222,000, Death Toll Over 6,000” – WHO

 COVID-19: “Africa Cases Hit 222,000, Death Toll Over 6,000” – WHO

The World Health Organisation (WHO), Regional Office for Africa in Brazzaville, Congo, has disclosed that the number of coronavirus (COVID-19) cases in Africa is now over 222,000.

The update was conveyed via the UN’s health agency official twitter account @WHOAFRO on Saturday.

The tweet read:

“There are over 222,000 confirmed COVID-19 cases on the African continent – with more than 101,000 recoveries and 6, 000 deaths.’’

According to WHO South Africa, Nigeria and Algeria currently has the highest reported cases on the continent.

The health organisation gave the breakdown as South Africa having 61,927 cases and 1,354 deaths, followed by Nigeria with 14,554 confirmed cases and 387 deaths while Algeria has 10,698 confirmed cases and 751 deaths.

While Lesotho, Seychelles and Gambia were countries currently with the lowest confirmed cases in the region. With Lesotho recording only four confirmed cases with zero death, Seychelles 11 reported cases and zero death while Gambia recorded 28 confirmed cases also with no death.

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