In the past 24 hours, the World Health Organisation (WHO) Regional Office for Africa in Brazzaville, Congo, said the number of cases of Coronavirus (COVID-19) in Africa has risen to over 34,610.
The UN health agency on Wednesday morning received the update on its official Twitter page, @WHOAFRO.
COVID-19 had killed 1,517 people, according to the post, while 11,180 patients recovered.
“34,610 COVID-19 cases reported on the African continent – with 11,180 associated recoveries and 1,517 deaths recorded,” it said.
The WHO African Region COVID-19 database showed that Egypt now ranks number one with 5,042 cases and 359 deaths, led by 4,996 cases and 93 deaths in South Africa.
Meanwhile, the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) announced that the last 24 hours had confirmed another 195 new cases of COVID-19, bringing the number of reported cases in the country as of Tuesday night to 1,532.
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