COVID-19: Africa records 383 deaths as cases rise to 8,596


The global pandemic, coronavirus has now reached a 8, 596 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Africa, with 383 deaths, World Health Organisation (WHO) Regional Office for Africa in Brazzaville, Congo, has confirmed.

The UN’s health agency gave the update on its official twitter account @WHOAFRO.

“Africa now has a total of 8,596 confirmed cases, 383 deaths and 792 recovered from 51 Countries.

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“Number of cases continue to rise on the African continent with 8,377 cumulative cases reported.

“Algeria and Cameroon have reported a sharp case increase in past 24 hours,’’ the tweet read.

Algeria had on Saturday reported 986 cases and 83 deaths, while Cameroon confirmed 306 cases with seven deaths.

South Africa remains the highest country in Africa with 1, 585 cases and nine deaths, followed by Algeria 1,251 cases with 130 deaths and Cameroon 555 confirmed cases with nine deaths.

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Meanwhile, Nigeria recorded 232 confirmed cases of COVID-19; 33 patients had been discharged with five deaths as at Sunday.

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