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Africa has recorded 17 coronavirus deaths – WHO

The World Health Organization (WHO) has announced that Africa has recorded 17 coronavirus deaths since the virus was confirmed in the continent.


Though Africa was among the last continent to confirm the virus, 633 confirmed cases of coronavirus has been recorded in 33 countries across the continent. 

In the last 24 hours, Gambia, Mauritius and Zambia announced their first cases of coronavirus. The deaths recorded in the continent were in Algeria, Burkina Faso, Egypt, Morocco and Sudan. 

A tweet by the World Health Organization, Africa region reads; 

633 confirmed #COVID19 cases in #Africa in 33 countries and 17 deaths. In past 24 hrs, The Gambia, Mauritius & Zambia have announced first cases. @WHO  is supporting countries with surveillance, diagnostics & treatment.

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