WHO releases latest African countries’ COVID-19 cases

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THE World Health Organisation (WHO) Regional Office for Africa in Brazzaville, Congo has said that the number of COVID-19 cases in Africa has risen to over 69,000 in the past 24 hours.

   The update was published on the health agency’s official Twitter account today.

According to the tweet, COVID-19 has killed 2,300 people in the continent, while more than 23,000 patients have recovered.

  “Over 69,000 confirmed #COVID19 cases on the African continent – with more than 23,000 recoveries & 2,300 associated deaths,” it said.

  The WHO African Region COVID-19 dashboard showed that South Africa, Egypt, Morocco, Algeria, Ghana, and Nigeria have continued to top the list of countries with the highest reported coronavirus cases.

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  It will be recalled that Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) announced that the country confirmed 146 new COVID-19 infections in the last 24 hours, bringing the number of  cases to 4,787 and 158 deaths as of yesterday.

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