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COVID-19: ACDC Gives Update On Coronavirus In Africa, Death Toll

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The Africa Centre for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC) has said confirmed Coronvirus (COVID-19) cases in Africa now stands at 20,270.

In a post on its official Twitter handle on Saturday, the Africa CDC stated that COVID-19 has claimed 1025 lives across the 52 countries in Africa.

According to the tweet, a total of 4,701 patients have recovered from the deadly coronavirus disease across the continent.

The Northern region is now the highest in the continent, with 745 deaths, followed by Western region with 119 deaths, Southern region with 61 deaths, while Central region follows with 54 deaths and Eastern region with 46 deaths.

“COVID-19 cases and deaths reported by Region, in Africa (As of 18 April 2020, 6pm EAT):

[email protected]_AfricanUnion Member States reporting 20,270 cases, 1025 deaths, and 4,701 recoveries,” the health agency tweeted.

Naija News reports that the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) on Saturday, April 18 reported confirmed forty-nine new cases of novel Coronavirus.

According to the report made available on the microblogging site account of the health sector, the new cases include 23 in Lagos, 12 in FCT, 10 in Kano, 2 in Ogun, 1 in Oyo, 1 in Ekiti.

Naija News understands that Lagos State despite efforts made by Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu’s led administration, the state still has the highest record of the dreadful disease.

Source: Naija News

Ogbolu George is a graduate of Mass Communication from the University of Benin. He loves politics, is a movie addict and a die-hard Arsenal fan. George is a Senior Content Creator at Naija News.