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.
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.