The World Health Organization Africa Office has said the total cases of coronavirus in Africa is about 15,000 with 2,523 patients fully recovered.
|PC: The Nation|
The World Health Organization (WHO) Regional Office for Africa whose headquarters is located in Brazzaville, Congo, has said the number of Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) cases in Africa has risen to over 15,000 and 2,523 recoveries as of Monday.
This information was made known via the official Twitter handle of the health agency @WHOAFRO on Tuesday.
“COVID-19 cases in Africa rise to over 15,000 – with over 2,523 recoveries and 815 deaths reported,’’ the tweet reads.
According to WHO African region, the breakdown of Covid-19 in Africa shows that South Africa is the African country with the highest cases of the virus with 2,272 reported cases with 27 deaths.
While Algeria remains the second highest cases with 1,982 reported cases with 313 deaths. Cameroon also has reported 803 cases of the virus making the country third African country with highest cases of the virus with 10 deaths.
The agency also reported that South Sudan, Sao Tome and Principe, Burundi and Mauritania as the countries with lowest cases of the virus in Africa.
“South Sudan and Sao Tome and Principe have four cases each with no death. Mauritania has seven confirmed cases with one death while Burundi has five reported cases and no death,” WHOAFRO said.
Meanwhile, the federal government of Nigeria has extends the lockdown in Lagos, Ogun and FCT for another 14 days as the COVID-19 cases rises to 343 across the country.