Africa Records 8,861 COVID-19 Cases, 240 Deaths In 24 Hours
WHO Africa Region has revealed that Africa has recorded 8,861 coronavirus cases, including 240 deaths under 24 hours.
The African Continent has now recorded a total of 265,365 cases of Coronavirus as of Thursday, after it recorded 8, 861 infections in a single day.
The World Health Organization (WHO) Africa Region, tweeting about this on Thursday, noted that 7,098 (additional 240) deaths have so far been recorded as against 6,858 total deaths on Wednesday.
Meanwhile, WHO added that the recoveries were over 122,000.
South Africa still leads in the number of cases totaling 80,412. However, 1674 have died from Covid-19 implications.
Also, Egypt has registered the highest number of deaths (1766) in the continent, at the moment.
The Director General of WHO, Tedros Adhanom, on Wednesday, had said that the covid-19 status of Africa was steadily rising.
He maintains that testing capacities needed to be improved so as to effectively contain the pandemic in the region.
Over 265,000 confirmed #COVID19 cases on the African continent – with more than 122,000 recoveries & 7,000 deaths. View country figures & more with the WHO African Region COVID-19 Dashboard: https://t.co/V0fkK8dYTg pic.twitter.com/griYiyItsN
— WHO African Region (@WHOAFRO) June 18, 2020