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COVID-19: Africa Has Over 45,000 Cases– WHO



The World Health Organisation (WHO) has said that the number of reported COVID-19 cases in Africa has increased to over 46,500 as of May 4.

The organisation’s Regional Office for Africa in Brazzaville, Congo, gave the update on its official twitter account @WHOAFRO on Tuesday.

“There are over 46,500 confirmed COVID-19 cases on the African continent – with more than 1,800 associated deaths,” it tweeted.

The figures on the dashboard showed that South Africa with 7,220 cases and 138 deaths had the highest reported cases on the list, followed by Algeria(4648 cases and 465 deaths)and Nigeria(2,802 cases and 93 deaths).

Ghana and Cameroon were number four and five on the dashboard with 2,719 reported cases and 18 deaths while Cameroon had 2,077 with 64 deaths.

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Comoros, Mauritania and Seychelles are countries with the lowest confirmed cases in the region.

It showed that Comoros had four confirmed cases with zero death, Mauritania had eight reported cases and one death, while Seychelles recorded 11 confirmed cases with zero death.

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