Africa’s COVID-19 cases now over 115,000 – WHO

The World Health Organisation on Tuesday reported that coronavirus cases in Africa as of May 26, have risen to over 115, 000.

The WHO Regional Office for Africa in Brazzaville, Congo, gave the update on its official twitter handle @WHOAFRO.

“There are over 115,000 confirmed COVID-19 cases on the African continent – with more than 46,000 recoveries and 3,400 deaths,” it said.

The figures showed that South Africa, Algeria, and Nigeria have the highest reported cases in Africa.

According to the report, South Africa has 23,615 cases and 418 deaths followed by Algeria with 8,503 cases and 609 deaths, while Nigeria has 8,068 confirmed cases and 233 deaths.

It stated that Ghana has 6,808 reported cases and 32 deaths, while Cameroon recorded 4, 890 confirmed cases, and 165 deaths.

The report said Lesotho, Seychelles, and Namibia were countries currently with the lowest confirmed cases in the region.

It said Lesotho had only two confirmed cases with zero death; Seychelles had 11 reported cases and zero death, while Namibia recorded 21 confirmed cases with no death.

Meanwhile, as of May 25, the coronavirus had infected more than 5.4 million people and killed over 344,000 worldwide, according to John Hopkins University.

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