The World Health Organisation (WHO) has made a striking revelation about the increasing number of coronavirus cases in Africa.

According to WHO, the continent has recorded over 10,000 cases with over 500 deaths barely two months since the first case was recorded.

These new updates were given via the official twitter account @WHOAFRO on Wednesday, April 8.

“There are over 10,000 COVID-19 cases reported across 52 countries in Africa; initially, mainly confined to capital cities, a significant number of countries in Africa are now reporting cases in multiple provinces,’’ it stated.


Of the 52 countries, South Africa has the highest confirmed cases of 1,749 Other countries to have crossed the one are Algeria (1,468), Egypt (1,450) and Morocco (1,184).

Ghana has 313 cases with six deaths.


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