The number of confirmed coronavirus cases in Africa reached 256,504 after increasing by 7,700 in the past 24 hours, while 6,858 patients died from the virus-related causes across the continent, the World Health Organization (WHO) Africa branch said Wednesday, APA reports citing TASS.
South Africa accounts for the biggest number of infections (76,334) and 1,625 deaths. Egypt, meanwhile, has the biggest coronavirus death toll (1,672). Algeria reported 788 fatalities.
In Sub-Saharan Africa, Nigeria is ranked second after South Africa with 17,148 coronavirus infections and 424 fatalities, followed by Ghana (12,193 and 58).