Africa’s coronavirus cases have now surpassed 700,000 as at July 19, 2020 with deaths nearing 15,000.
Confirmed cases of the virus now stand at over 702,663 with active cases now at 320,055.
There have been significant number of recoveries as well, hitting 367,652 and deaths also at 14,956.
South Africa is a major contributor to the recorded cases on the continent of Africa, confirming over 350,000 cases.
According to the WHO there has been a 27% increase in the number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the African region during the week.
But ten countries account for 88 percent of the confirmed cases on the continent.
The Africa regional unit of the WHO named these countries as South Africa, Nigeria, Ghana, Algeria and Cameroon.
The rest are Ivory Coast, Kenya, Senegal, Ethiopia & Democratic Republic of Congo, a WHO Africa situation report said.
Egypt and Morocco who also have high number of infections were however not added to this list.
They were classified as countries in the WHO’s Eastern Mediterranean region.
Meanwhile the World Health Organization says it reported record increase in global coronavirus cases for the second day in a row, with the total rising by 259,848 in 24 hours.
The biggest increases reported on Saturday were from the United States, Brazil, India and South Africa, according to a daily report.
The previous WHO record for new cases was 237,743 on Friday. Deaths have risen by 7,360, the biggest one-day increase since May, 10.
Deaths have been averaging 4,800 a day in July, up slightly from an average of 4,600 a day in June.