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Nigeria, Ghana, Guinea record highest COVID-19 infections in West Africa

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Nigeria has the highest number of coronavirus cases and deaths in West Africa.

With 2,388 confirmed infections and 85 fatalities, Nigeria also has the third-highest number of confirmed cases in Africa.

South Africa has the highest number of COVID-19 cases in Africa with 6,336 infections while Algeria has the second-highest cases with 4,295 infections.

According to data released by the World Health Organisation, as of 11am on Sunday, no fewer than 11,503 confirmed COVID-19 cases, 280 deaths, and 3,480 recoveries have been recorded in West Africa.

Ghana has the second-highest number of COVID-19 infections with 2,169 cases, 18 deaths, and 229 recoveries.

With 1,586 confirmed COVID-19 cases, seven deaths and 405 recoveries, Guinea has the third-highest number of infections in West Africa.

A further breakdown of the data showed that Benin has recorded a total of 90 COVID-19 cases, two deaths, and 42 recoveries.

In Burkina Faso, 652 cases, 44 deaths, and 535 recoveries have been reported.

Cape Verde also recorded 152 confirmed COVID-19 cases, Ivory Coast, 1,362; Senegal, 1,115; Gambia, 17; Guinea-Bissau, 260; Liberia, 154; Mali, 544; Niger, 736; Sierra Leone, 155; and Togo, 123.

On death, Cape Verde has recorded two fatalities, Ivory Coast, 15; Senegal, nine; Gambia, one; Guinea-Bissau, one; Liberia, 18; Mali, 26; Niger, 35; Sierra Leone, eight; and Togo, nine.a