28,000 Confirmed COVID-19 Cases In Africa – WHO

28,000 Confirmed COVID-19 Cases In Africa – WHO

By Ima Matthew | Sub Editor on April 26, 2020
New World Health Organization (WHO) Chief Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus from Ethiopia. | WHO/Twitter/Reuters
Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, director general of the World Health Organization (WHO), attends a press conference at the European headquarters of the United Nations in Geneva, Switzerland, 18 May 2018. | EPA-EFE/VALENTIN FLAURAUD

The World Health Organisation, WHO, Regional Office for Africa in Brazzaville, Congo, says the number of COVID-19 cases in Africa has increased to 28,000.

The UN’s health agency gave the update on its official twitter account @WHOAFRO on Saturday, April 25, 2020.

“Over 28,000 COVID-19 cases reported on the African continent – with over 8,000 associated recoveries and 1,300 deaths recorded,’’ it said.

The WHO African Region COVID-19 dashboard showed that in sub-Saharan Africa, South Africa suffered the most severe outbreak, while Cameroon and Ghana had more than 2, 500 confirmed cases.

The figures on the dashboard showed that South Africa, Algeria, and Cameroon had continued to top the list of countries with the highest reported cases.

It showed that South Africa had 4, 220 cases and 79 deaths followed by Algeria with 3, 127 cases and 415 deaths, while Cameroon had 1,403 confirmed cases with 49 deaths.

South Sudan, Sao Tome, and Principe, and Mauritania have the lowest confirmed cases in the region with South Sudan having the lowest confirmed cases of five reported with zero death.

Mauritania is the second country with the lowest confirmed cases with seven reported cases and one death. Sao Tome and Principe, the third country with the lowest cases, had recorded eight confirmed cases with zero death.

The dashboard showed that Nigeria was number five among the countries with the highest cases with 1, 095 confirmed cases and 32 deaths.

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