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COVID-19: Toll rise to 16,800 in Africa

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The World Health Organisation (WHO) Regional Office for Africa in Brazzaville, Congo, says the range of Coronavirus (COVID-19) cases in Africa has risen to over 16,800.

The UN’s health organization gave the update on its authentic twitter account @WHOAFRO on Thursday.

“Number of COVID-19 cases on the African continent upward thrust to over 16,800, with 3,271 recoveries and 896 deaths.’’

The News Agency of Nigeria, however, reviews that the WHO figures may additionally have been compiled on Wednesday and now not contemporary from a variety of countries on the continent as at Thursday.

The breakdown on the WHO African Region COVID-19 dashboard confirmed that South Africa, Algeria and Cameroon had persisted to pinnacle the listing of countries with the highest mentioned cases.

South Africa has 2,506 cases and 34 deaths accompanied by Algeria with 2,160 cases and 336 deaths, whilst Cameroon has 855 validated cases with 17 deaths.

According to WHO, South Sudan, Sao Tome and Principe, Burundi and Mauritania nonetheless remain countries with lowest verified cases in the region.

South Sudan and Sao Tome and Principe have been the lowest tested cases, which had 4 instances each with zero death.

Burundi used to be 2nd country with lowest tested cases with 5 stated cases and zero death.

Mauritania in the 0.33 class with lowest instances as the u . s . had recorded seven validated instances with one death.

The world body proven that COVID-19 cases had risen to 373 verified cases with 11 deaths in Nigeria.

However, giving an replace on Thursday, Nigeria’s Minister of Health, Dr Osagie Ehanire, established that a whole of 407 human beings have been tested to have COVID-19 in Nigeria, ninety nine sufferers have been discharged and 12 deaths recorded. (NAN)

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