Ghana overtakes Nigeria as coronavirus death toll hits 2,223 in Africa

A vaccine for COVID-19, the viral illness caused by the novel coronavirus, may be within reach sooner than many experts predicted.

The Africa Centre for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC) has said that there are now 60,657 confirmed cases of coronavirus (COVID-19) in 53 countries across Africa.

The health agency stated this in a tweet on its official Twitter handle on Sunday morning.

According to the tweet, COVID-19 has killed 2,223 people in Africa, while a total of 20,792 patients have recovered from the deadly disease across the continent.

Ghana now has the highest cases in West Africa with 4,263 infected persons and 22 deaths, followed by Nigeria with 4151 cases and 128 deaths.

The Africa CDC COVID-19 dashboard showed that South Africa, Egypt, Morocco, and Algeria have continued to top the list of countries with the highest reported coronavirus cases.

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“COVID-19 update in Africa (As of 10 May 2020, 9 am East Africa Time).

“53 @_AfricanUnion member states reporting 60,657 cases, 2,223 deaths, and 20,792 recoveries,” it said.

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