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Africa’s COVID-19 cases, worsening – WHO



… Confirms four new Ebola cases in DRC

WORLD Health Organisation (WHO) Regional Office for Africa in Brazzaville, Congo, said the number of coronavirus (COVID-19) cases in Africa had risen to over 24,000.

  The number was recorded from data collated within the past 24 hours.

  The update is shown on WHO-Africa’s official twitter account, @WHOAFRO yesterday.

  “More than 24,000 COVID-19 cases have been reported on the African continent – with over 6,250 recoveries and 1,100 deaths,” it said.

  The WHO African Region COVID-19 dashboard showed that in sub-Saharan Africa, South Africa suffers the most severe outbreak, while Cameroon and Ghana have more than a combined 2,000 confirmed cases.

  Giving South Africa, Algeria and Cameroon as hardest-hit countries in that order, it also showed that South Africa has 3,465 cases and 58 deaths followed by Algeria with 2,811 cases and 392 deaths, while Cameroon has 1,163 confirmed cases with 43 deaths.

  According to the agency, South Sudan, Sao Tome and Principe, Mauritania and the Gambia are countries with lowest confirmed cases in the region while showing that South Sudan and Sao Tome and Principe had the lowest confirmed cases, with each having four cases with zero death.

  It will be recalled that Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) confirmed another 117 cases of COVID-19 were in Nigeria within the last 24 hours. This brings Nigeria’s total toll to 782.

  Similarly, World Health Organisation (WHO) Regional Office for Africa has confirmed four new cases of Ebola in Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).

  The UN’s health agency confirmed the development on its official twitter account @WHOAFRO yesterday.

  “Four new cases of Ebola reported in the past 10 days in Beni, DRC – the epicenter of the outbreak. WHO continues to support the Ministry of Health in surveillance efforts, investigating almost 2,000 alerts each day despite continued insecurity,” it said.

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