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Africa’s COVID-19 Cases Exceed 1.5 Million

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There are now over 1.5 million confirmed COVID-19 cases on the African continent, the World Health Organisation (WHO) said on Monday

The UN health agency Regional Office for Africa, located in Brazzaville, Congo, gave the update on its regional official Twitter account @WHOAFRO.

WHO stated on its dashboard that there were over 1.5 million confirmed COVID-19 cases on the African continent- with more than 1.3 million recoveries and 38,000 deaths cumulatively. South Africa, Ethiopia and Kenya were countries with the highest number of new reported cases.

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According to the dashboard, South Africa reported 1, 575 new cases as on Oct. 12 with 692,471 cumulative cases.

Ethiopia has 866 new reported cases with 84,295 cumulative cases and Kenya has 388 new reported cases with 41,546 aggregate cases.

Meanwhile, the UN health agency said Nigeria had new 163 cases of COVID-19, bringing the country’s confirmed cases to 60,266.

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