The World Health Organization (WHO) says Africa now has 28,000 confirmed cases of COVID-19 with 1,800 deaths recorded.
In a tweet on Saturday, WHO also revealed that the continent’s recovered cases stand at 8,000.
“Over 28,000 #COVID19 cases reported on the African continent – with over 8,000 associated recoveries & 1,300 deaths recorded,” the tweet reads.
This figure is higher when compared to data shared 24 hours earlier by the health agency.
On Friday, Africa recorded 27,000 cases, with over 7,000 associated recoveries and 1,200 deaths.
The latest figure from the WHO African region COVID-19 dashboard showed that South Africa suffered the most severe outbreak, with 4, 220 cases and 79 deaths.
This is followed by Algeria with 3,127 cases and 415 deaths, while Cameroon has recorded 1,403 confirmed cases with 49 deaths.
According to the data, South Sudan, Sao Tome and Principe, as well as Mauritania are countries with the lowest confirmed cases in the region.
South Sudan has the lowest confirmed cases, five, with zero death, followed by Mauritania with seven reported cases and one death.
Sao Tome and Principe has recorded eight confirmed cases with zero death. Nigeria is currently the fifth country with the highest cases: 1, 095 confirmed cases and 32 deaths.
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