South Africa, Nigeria Lead As WHO Reports 175,000 Total Cases of Covid-19 In Africa
The World Health Organisation says Africa now has over 175 , 000 COVID- 19 cases .
This was disclosed in the official Twitter handle of the organization which says Africa now had over 175 , 000 cases. More than 8 , 400 patients had died while over 77 , 000 had recovered .
A breakdown by WHO Africa showed that South Africa had the highest number of cases at over 43 , 000 with 908 deaths ; Nigeria came second with over 12 , 000 cases and 333 deaths . Algeria was third with around 10 , 000 cases and 690 deaths . Ghana and Cameroon came fourth with 9 , 168 and 7 , 392 cases, and 42 and 205 deaths , respectively.
The WHO said Namibia , Seychelles, and Lesotho had the least number of cases at 25 , 11 and 4 . The three countries recorded zero deaths .
The first COVID- 19 case was confirmed in Egypt on February 14.