The new coronavirus known as COVID-19 has infected over 21,000 people in Africa, killing more than 1,000 in the continent, according to the reported cases so far, the World Health Organization (WHO) announced Monday.

Some 21,633 COVID-19 cases have been reported in Africa, with 1,076 deaths, and 5,000 recoveries, said the WHO’s Regional Office for Africa.

It added that the most affected African nations by the virus included South Africa, with 3,158 cases and 54 deaths; Algeria, with 2,629 cases and 375 deaths; Cameroon, with 1016 cases and 21 deaths; and Ghana, with 1042 cases and nine deaths.


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