The virus has spread to all countries of the continent since the first case was confirmed in the region 14 weeks ago.
WHO experts say that the number of cases has not increased at the same exponential rate as in other regions, Africa has so far not experienced the high mortality observed in some parts of the world.
Early WHO analysis suggests that lower mortality in Africa may be a result of demographics.
Africa is the youngest continent demographically, with more than 60% of the population nand ages under 25 who are not considered as at risk.
However, testing is progressing slowly and many countries continue to require support for large-scale testing.
Close 250 million people in 47 countries in Africa will become infected with the new coronavirus in next yearbut the result will be fewer severe cases and casualties than in the United States and Europe, predicted earlier new research.
They predict 250 million infected with the new coronavirus in Africa within a year
But there would be fewer serious cases and casualties than in the United States and Europe
A model of the WHO Regional Office for Africa, published in BMJ Global Health, predicts a lower rate of transmission and spread of the virus across the continent than elsewhere, leading to 190,000 died.