The region’s World Health Organization office made this known on Friday.
Over 168,464 confirmed #COVID19 cases on the African continent – with more than 73,000 recoveries and 4,700 deaths,” the office wrote on Twitter.
Egypt, South Africa, and Algeria account for the highest number of related fatalities with 1,088, 848, and 681 deaths respectively.
In May, WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said that Africa was the least affected region in the world in terms of COVID-19 cases and deaths.
He noted that the continent had 1.5 per cent of the world’s reported infections and less than 0.1 per cent of the global deaths from the infection.
Over 168,464 confirmed #COVID19 cases on the African continent – with more than 73,000 recoveries & 4,700 deaths. View country figures & more with the WHO African Region COVID-19 Dashboard: https://t.co/V0fkK8dYTg pic.twitter.com/QXdUkZ0Gdx
— WHO African Region (@WHOAFRO) June 5, 2020