Africa’s COVID-19 toll hits 36,000 in 24hrs
The World Health Organization (WHO) Regional Office for Africa in Brazzaville, Congo, has said the number of Coronavirus (COVID-19) cases in Africa has risen to over 36,000 in the past 24 hours.
The UN health agency gave the update on its official Twitter account, @WHOAFRO, on Thursday.
According to the tweet, COVID-19 had killed over 1,500 people.
“Over 36,000 #COVID19 cases reported on the African continent – with over 1,500 deaths recorded,” It said.
The WHO African Region COVID-19 dashboard showed that South Africa, Egypt, Morocco, Algeria, and Cameroon have continued to top the list of countries with the highest reported coronavirus cases.
Meanwhile, the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) announced that another 196 new cases of COVID-19 were confirmed in the last 24 hours, bringing to 1728, the total number of cases in the country.