No fewer than 27, 124 confirmed coronavirus cases have been recorded in Africa, with Ivory Coast, Ghana, and Nigeria having the highest number of infections in West Africa.
According to data obtained from the World Health Organisation, a total of 6,525 confirmed coronavirus cases have been recorded in the West African region as of 10am on April 24.
A breakdown of the data showed that of the 6,525 cases, 171 patients died while 1,948 have recovered.
Ivory Coast has the highest number of COVID-19 cases in the region with 1,279 confirmed infections, 10 deaths, and 134 recoveries.
On its part, Ghana recorded the second-highest COVID-19 cases with 1,004 confirmed infections, 14 deaths, and 359 discharges.
Nigeria, which has the third-highest COVID-19 cases, has recorded 981 confirmed infections, 31 deaths, and 197 recoveries.
The PUNCH reports that Burkina Faso has the highest deaths from coronavirus-related complications with 41 fatalities, followed by Nigeria (31) and Niger (24).