Johannesburg – The World Health Organisation on Monday said that Nigeria has surpassed Ghana in having the highest number of Covid-19 infections in West Africa, data showed on Monday.
Figures on Worldmeter showed that Nigeria was sitting on 5,959 confirmed cases with 182 deaths, while Ghana was sitting at 5,735 cases of which 29 people have died.
The WHO also mentioned that the number of coronavirus cases in Africa has risen to over 84,000 in the past 24 hours.
According to a Twitter update by the United Nations health agency, Covid-19 has killed 2700 people on the African continent, while 32,000 people have recovered from the virus.
The virus has spread to 188 countries and regions since it emerged in Wuhan, China, in December 2019.
According to a tally by Johns Hopkins University, the global death toll from the novel coronavirus has exceeded 315,000, with over 4.7 million confirmed cases and over 1.73 million recoveries