Coronavirus: Africa is doing better than other continents - WHO releases update

Coronavirus: Africa is doing better than other continents - WHO releases update

- The World Health Organisation (WHO) has said Africa is doing better than other continents in managing the COVID-19 pandemic

- The agency noted that so far, the African continent has recorded the lowest number of coronavirus cases and deaths

- According to WHO's latest COVID-19 situation report, Africa has recorded 83,044 cases and 2,214 deaths

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As the world continues to battle the coronavirus, Africa has been declared by the World Health Organisation (WHO) to be doing better than other continents in managing the pandemic having recorded the lowest number of cases and deaths so far.

According to the figures, the health organization released on Wednesday, May 27, it showed that Africa has reported 1.5% of global cases of the virus with less than 0.1% of deaths, The Guardian reports.

The latest COVID-19 situation report showed that Africa as a continent has so far recorded 83,044 cases and 2,214 deaths compared to 5,404,512 cases and 343,514 deaths globally.

In the number of cases and death, America leads the table with 2,454,452 cases and 143,739 deaths, while Europe comes in second with 2,041,705 cases and 173,213 deaths.

Taking third place is Eastern Mediterranean with 438,900 cases 11,293 death and South-East Asia with 210,273 cases and 6,140 deaths, and Western Pacific with 175,397 cases and 6,902 deaths come in fourth and fifth place respectively.

Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, the director-general of WHO, at the media briefing on May 25, 2020, said: “So far, although around half of the countries in the region have community transmissions, concentrated mainly in major cities, Africa is the least-affected region globally in terms of the number of cases and deaths reported to WHO.”

Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that WHO released an update on coronavirus cases on the African continent.

In a Facebook post WHO made on Friday, May 22, there are 3,078 deaths from the virus as over 39,000 people have made recoveries.

In the number of deaths category, Algeria leads the table with 576 deaths, while South Africa and Nigeria have 369 and 211 death cases respectively, putting Nigeria in the third position among countries with the highest number of casualties in Africa.

Similarly, WHO said it has suspended the "solidarity trial" of hydroxychloroquine for Covid-19 treatment as the world faces the herculean task of getting a solution to novel coronavirus.

The global health agency announced the decision on Monday, May 25, through its director-general.

Citing the study carried out and published by The Lancet, which had examined the effects of the use of hydroxychloroquine alone or with macrolide, Ghebreyesus in his address said WHO is unable to confirm the effect of chloroquine when used for Covid-19 treatment.

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