COVID-19: Nigeria has second-highest cases in Africa, WHO declares - Focus News


Tuesday, 2 June 2020

COVID-19: Nigeria has second-highest cases in Africa, WHO declares

The World Health Organisation has revealed on Tuesday, that Nigeria has recorded the second-highest cases of coronavirus in Africa.

This was made known via a tweet by the WHO Regional Officer for Africa, Brazzaville, Congo, on its official Twitter handle @WHOAFRO.

According to WHO, confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Africa had increased to over 150,000, as of June 2.

The tweet read: “There are over 150,000 confirmed COVID-19 cases on the African continent – with more than 63,000 recoveries and 4,200 deaths."

Nigeria remains the second most ravaged country with 10,578 confirmed cases and 299 deaths, adrift South Africa with 34,357 confirmed cases and 705 deaths, while Algeria remains the third affected country with 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.

The report said Lesotho, Seychelles and Namibia were countries currently with the lowest confirmed cases in the region.

It said 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.

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