The World Health Organisation (WHO) Regional Office for Africa in Brazzaville, Congo, says there are now 633 confirmed cases of Coronavirus (COVID-19) in Africa in 33 countries.
The UN health agency disclosed this in its regional official twitter account @WHOAFRO.
According to WHO, there have been 17 COVID-19-related deaths as at Thursday.
In past 24 hours, the agency said the Gambia, Mauritius and Zambia had announced first cases.
“WHO is supporting countries with surveillance, diagnostics and treatment.
“Take care while travelling to stop the spread of germs and protect yourself against COVID-19.
“Avoid unprotected close contact with anyone developing cold or flu-like symptoms.
“Immediately seek medical care if you have a fever, cough and difficulty breathing,’’ it advised.
Egypt tops the coronavirus index chart in Africa with 210 cases, followed by South Africa (116) and Algeria 75 Amid mounting coronavirus scare, World Health Organisation (WHO) has disclosed that not less than seventeen casualties were recorded within the period of twenty-four hours in Africa.
According to Worldometers, 176 countries and territories around the world have been hit with the deadly virus, with 633 confirmed cases officially in Africa.
According to WHO, Within twenty-four hours, the Gambia, Mauritius and Zambia have recorded first cases, with Egypt still topping the index chat with 210 cases.
As the virus bites harder in Africa, lives have been put on the red line after South Africa confirmed 116 cases, while Algeria has 75 confirmed cases. Globally, China, where the disease originated, is still topping the casualty chart with 80,500 infected people and over 3,000 deaths, though recently, the country has recorded fewer cases due to preventive measure taken.