Coronavirus Updates

Coronavirus cases in Africa hit almost 100,000, kills 3,078 people

CONGO – The World Health Organization, WHO, regional office for Africa in Brazzaville, Congo, says the number of coronavirus cases in Africa has risen to over 99, 400 in the past 24 hours.


The UN health agency gave the update on its official Twitter account on Friday.

According to the tweet, COVID-19 has killed 3,078 people on the continent, while 39,000 people have recovered from the virus.

“Over 99,400 confirmed COVID-19 cases on the African continent – with more than 39,000 recoveries and 3,078 deaths,” it said.

The WHO African Region COVID-19 dashboard showed that South Africa, Egypt, Algeria, and Morocco have continued to top the list of highest COVID-19 reported cases on the continent.

Meanwhile, the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has announced that another 339 new cases of COVID-19 were confirmed in the last 24 hours, bringing to 7,016 the number of confirmed cases in the country as of Thursday night.

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