Africa’s COVID-19 confirmed cases heads for 360,000


The World Health Organisation (WHO) Regional Office for Africa in Brazzaville, Congo has announced that 356,000 cases of Coronavirus have been confirmed in Africa.

On Saturday, the UN’s health agency gave the update in its regional official Twitter account @WHOAFRO .

“There are over 356,000 confirmed COVID-19 cases on the African continent – with more than 171,000 recoveries and 9,100 deaths,’’ he said.

Meanwhile, as of Saturday afternoon, the Africa Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC) said the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases across the African continent reached 359,408 .

The Africa CDC in its latest situation update issued on Saturday said that the number of confirmed COVID-1.

The continental disease control and prevention agency also disclosed that the death toll from the pandemic also rose to 9,283 as of Saturday afternoon.

The dashboard positioned various countries with highest cases as South Africa, Egypt, Nigeria and Ghana.

Topping the board is South Africa with 124,590 confirmed cases, followed by Egypt with 62,755 confirmed cases and Nigeria with 23,298 confirmed cases.

With Ghana as number four on the dashboard, the nation has 15,834 confirmed cases reported to Africa CDC.

Reported by: Fatimah Oyesanmi

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