The World Health Organization (WHO) Regional Office for Africa in Brazzaville, Congo, has said the number of coronavirus (COVID-19) cases in Africa has risen to over 46,500 in the past 24 hours.
The UN health agency gave the update on its official Twitter account, @WHOAFRO, on Tuesday morning.
According to the tweet, COVID-19 has killed over 1,800 people on the continent.
“Over 46,500 confirmed #COVID19 cases on the African continent – with more than 1,800 associated deaths,” it said.
The WHO African Region COVID-19 dashboard showed that South Africa is the highest in Africa with 7,220 cases and 138 deaths, followed by Egypt with 6,465 cases and 429 deaths, Morocco has 5,000 cases and 177 deaths, Algeria has 4,648 cases and 465 deaths, while Cameroon has 2,077 cases and 64 deaths.
Meanwhile, Africa’s most populous nation Nigeria has recorded 2,802 cases and 93 deaths as of Sunday night, according to the NCDC.