COVID-19: WHO gives latest update on Nigeria, South Africa, others

The World Health Organization (WHO) regional office for Africa in Brazzaville, Congo, has said that the number of coronavirus (COVID-19) cases in Africa has risen to over 489,000 in the past 24 hours.

WHO also said that 235,000 people have recovered from the virus across 54 countries in Africa.

The UN health agency gave the update in a tweet via its official Twitter account on Tuesday.

According to the tweet, COVID-19 has killed 11,500 people as of today.


“Over 489,000 confirmed #COVID19 cases on the African continent – with more than 235,000 recoveries & 11,500 deaths,” WHO tweeted.

The WHO African region coronavirus dashboard showed that South Africa, Egypt, Nigeria and Ghana have continued to top the list of countries with the highest reported cases.

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