The total number of confirmed coronavirus cases in Africa has surpassed 27,000, while 1,200 people have so far been reported dead across the continent, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Friday.

“Over 27,000 COVID-19 cases [were] reported on the African continent – with over 7,000 associated recoveries & 1,200 deaths recorded,” WHO’s Regional Office for Africa said.

According to WHO’s recent figures, the most affected African countries included South Africa with 3,953 cases and 75 deaths, Algeria with 3,007 cases and 407 deaths, Cameroon with 1401 cases and 49 deaths, and Ghana with 1154 deaths and nine deaths.

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