The World Health Organisation (WHO) Regional Office for Africa in Brazzaville, Congo, on Monday, disclosed that the total number of death to COVID-19 increased by 30 per cent in one to 383.
This is coming even as the health organisation stated that the continent has a total of 8, 596 confirmed cases of COVID-19.
The UN’s health agency gave the update on its official twitter account @WHOAFRO.
“Africa now has a total of 8,596 confirmed cases, 383 deaths and 792 recovered from 51 Countries.
“Number of cases continue to rise on the African continent with 8,377 cumulative cases reported.
“Algeria and Cameroon have reported a sharp case increase in past 24 hours,’’ it stated.
Algeria had on Saturday reported 986 cases and 83 deaths while Cameroon confirmed 306 cases with seven deaths.
The agency said South Africa currently had the highest in the region with 1, 585 cases and nine deaths, followed by Algeria 1,251 cases with 130 deaths and Cameroon has 555 confirmed cases with nine deaths.
Meanwhile, Nigeria has 232 confirmed cases of COVID-19, 33 patients had been discharged with five deaths as at 9:30 p.m on Sunday
Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) is an infectious disease caused by a new virus.