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Nigerian deaths from COVID-19 second-highest in West Africa

It has been reported that Nigeria, the most populous nation in West Africa, has a total of 28 fatalities from the COVID-19 pandemic.

Nigeria, a country with about 200 million population, with its 28 deaths from coronavirus, is the nation in West Africa with the second-highest fatalities. Burkina Faso which has the highest number of deaths caused by the COVID-19 has recorded 39 deaths.

In total, there are 6,232 confirmed cases of the coronavirus disease across West African countries. 159 people have lost their lives to the virus while 1,805 have recovered so far.

By comparison, Nigeria with its population of around 200 million people has only carried out lesser than 8,000 COVID-19 tests. Ghana on the other hand, with population of about 30 million has conducted 68,000 COVID-19 tests while South Africa, with 58 million people, has carried out about 114,000 tests.

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