90,000 Africans are now infected with Coronavirus – WHO

May 20, 2020
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By Kazeem Ugbodaga

The World Health Organisation, WHO, on Wednesday announced that 90,000 Africans are now infected with the deadly Coronavirus.

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

The organisation added that 35,000 Africans inflicted with the virus had recovered and discharged.

It disclosed that 2,885 deaths had been recovered so far since the epidemic broke out in the continent.

“Over 90,000 confirmed COVID-19 cases on the African continent – with more than 35,000 recoveries and 2,885 deaths,” it said.

In the figures released by WHO, South Africa topped the chat with 17,200 infections and 312 deaths, while Egypt, with 12,764 cases and 645 deaths came second and Algeria, with 7,377 cases and 561 deaths came third.

Morocco, with 6,972 cases and 193 deaths came fourth, just as Nigeria, with 6,401 cases and 192 deaths is fifth and Ghana, with 6,096 confirmed cases and 31 deaths came sixth.

Cameroon, with 3,529 cases with 140 deaths; Guinea, with 2,863 cases and 18 deaths; Senegal, with 2,617 cases and 30 deaths and Sudan, with 2,591 cases and 105 deaths came seventh, eighth, ninth and 10th respectively.

Some others are: Cote d’Ivoire, 2,153 cases and 28 deaths; DRC, 1,731 cases and 60 deaths; Somalia, 1,502 cases and 59 deaths; Gabon, 1,502 cases and 12 deaths, among others.

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