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COVID-19 Cases In Africa Exceed 168,000— 4,700 Deaths Recorded

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The confirmed cases in has topped 168,000 with the death toll now 4,700.

COVID-19 Cases In Africa Exceed 168,000— 4,700 Deaths Recorded
COVID-19 Cases In Africa Exceed 168,000— 4,700 Deaths Recorded

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.

Most cases in the region were detected in with 40,792, with 28,615, and with 11,516.

Egypt, South Africa, and Algeria account for the highest number of related fatalities with 1,088, 848, and 681 deaths respectively.

COVID-19 Cases In Africa Exceed 168,000— 4,700 Deaths Recorded
COVID-19 Cases In Africa Exceed 168,000— 4,700 Deaths Recorded

In May, 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.

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