Nigeria becomes second country with highest COVID-19 cases in Africa
Jun. 02, 2020
The World Health Organisation (WHO) on Tuesday confirmed that COVID-19 cases in Africa had risen to over 150, 000.
The WHO Regional Office for Africa in Brazzaville, Congo, made this known on its Twitter page. It said as at June 2, Africa had recorded more than 63,000 recoveries and 4200 deaths.
“There are over 150,000 confirmed COVID-19 cases on the African continent – with more than 63,000 recoveries and 4,200 deaths.”
According to the figures released, South Africa, Nigeria and Algeria have the highest reported cases on the continent.
South Africa has 34,357 cases and 705 deaths, followed by Nigeria with 10, 578 confirmed cases and 299 deaths, while Algeria has 9,513 confirmed cases and 661 deaths. It said Ghana had 8,070 reported cases and 36 deaths, while Cameroon recorded 6,397 confirmed cases and 191 deaths.
Countries with the lowest confirmed cases were Lesotho, Seychelles and Namibia.
Lesotho had only two confirmed cases with zero death, Seychelles had 11 reported cases and zero death, while Namibia recorded 25 confirmed cases with no death.