Nigeria COVID-19 cases have also become the highest in West Africa as the country’s confirmed cases near 6,000.
The World Health Organization gave the update on its official Twitter account on Monday morning.
According to the tweet, COVID-19 has killed 2,700 people on the continent, while 32,000 people have recovered from the virus.
“Over 84,000 confirmed COVID-19 cases on the African continent – with more than 32,000 recoveries & 2,700 deaths,” it said.
In West Africa Nigeria with 5,959 cases and 182 deaths, is followed by Ghana with 5,735 cases and 29 deaths
The Africa CDC COVID-19 dashboard showed that South Africa, Egypt, Algeria, and Morocco have continued to top the list of countries with the highest reported COVID-19 cases.
Over 84,000 confirmed #COVID19 cases on the African continent – with more than 32,000 recoveries & 2,700 deaths. View country figures & more with the WHO African Region COVID-19 Dashboard: https://t.co/V0fkK8dYTg pic.twitter.com/8HGQtGgZV8
— WHO African Region (@WHOAFRO) May 18, 2020