The World Health Organisation (WHO) Regional Office for Africa in Brazzaville, Congo, said on Tuesday there are currently 609,000 confirmed cases of COVID-19 cases on the continent.
The United Nations health agency gave the update on its regional official Twitter account @WHOAFRO.
“There are 609,000 confirmed COVID-19 cases on the African continent – with more than 305,000 recoveries and 13,000 deaths,’’ it said.
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The regional office stated that South Africa had 287,796 cases and 4,172 deaths, followed by Nigeria with 33,153 confirmed cases and 744 deaths, while Ghana had 24,988 confirmed cases and 139 deaths.
It added that The Gambia, Seychelles, and Eritrea were countries currently with the lowest confirmed cases in the region.
The Gambia, the office said, had 64 confirmed cases with three deaths, Seychelles had 100 reported cases and zero death, while Eritrea had 232 reported cases with no death.