West Africa records 100 COVID-19 deaths

West Africa records 100 COVID-19 deaths
April 16
19:51 2020

At least 100 people have died from complications of COVID-19 in 15 countries across the West African region.


This is according to the data obtained from the West African Health Organisation (WAHO).

On Wednesday, the report on the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) regional update showed that the death rate climbed from 96 recorded the previous day to 100.

The figures indicate that Burkina Faso with 32 deaths has the highest number of fatality from COVID-19 in the region.


Guinea-Bissau and Sierra-Leone have not recorded any death despite having 46 and 13 confirmed cases respectively.

Benin Republic, Cape Verde, The Gambia and Guinea have one death each with their confirmed cases standing at 35, 56, 9 and 404 respectively.

With 654 patients, Cote-d’Ivoire has the highest number of cases in the region, followed by Ghana with 641 and Niger with 584.


Burkina Faso has the highest success rate of recoveries in the region. The francophone country has recorded 226 recovered patients. Senegal comes next with 190 recoveries.

Nigeria has a total of 407 cases, 12 deaths and 128 recoveries. However, the total confirmed cases for West Africa as at Wednesday stand at 3,993 with 988 recoveries.


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