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COVID-19: Over 13,000 patients die in Africa

The World Health Organisation (WHO) Regional Office for Africa in Brazzaville, Congo, has said there are currently over 609,000 confirmed COVID-19 cases on the continent.

The UN health agency gave the update via its @WHOAFRO Twitter account on Tuesday.

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“There are over 609,000 confirmed COVID-19 cases on the African continent – with more than 305,000 recoveries and 13,000 deaths,” the tweet read.

Of that number, South Africa had 287,796 cases and 4,172 deaths, followed by Nigeria with 33,153 confirmed cases and 744 deaths.

Ghana had recorded 24,988 confirmed cases and 139 deaths.

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According to WHO, Gambia, Seychelles and Eritrea were countries currently with the lowest confirmed cases in the region.

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