COVID-19: Over 6,000 deaths recorded in Africa, Nigeria in top three

The World Health Organisation (WHO), Regional Office for Africa in Brazzaville, Congo, has said the number of COVID-19 cases in Africa is now over 222,000.

The agency stated this on its official Twitter account @WHOAFRO on Saturday.

“There are over 222,000 confirmed COVID-19 cases on the African continent – with more than 101,000 recoveries and 6,000 deaths,” the tweet read.

WHO also noted that South Africa, Nigeria and Algeria have the highest number of cases on the continent.

South Africa has 61,927 cases and 1,354 deaths, Nigeria is next with 14,554 confirmed cases and 387 deaths, while Algeria has 10,698 confirmed cases and 751 deaths.

Lesotho, Seychelles and Gambia were countries currently with the lowest confirmed cases