Africa’s COVID-19 cases now 222,000, death toll over 6,000 – WHO


The World Health Organisation, Regional Office for Africa in Brazzaville, Congo, says the number of COVID-19 cases in Africa is now over 222,000.

The UN’s health agency gave the update on its official twitter account @WHOAFRO on Saturday.

“There are over 222,000 confirmed COVID-19 cases on the African continent – with more than 101,000 recoveries and 6, 000 deaths,’’ it stated.

WHO said that South Africa, Nigeria and Algeria had the highest reported cases on the continent.

According to the organisation, South Africa has 61,927 cases and 1,354 deaths, followed by Nigeria with…



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