WHO also said that 73,000 people have recovered from the virus across 54 countries in Africa.
The UN health agency gave the update on its official Twitter account on Friday morning.
According to the tweet, COVID-19 has killed 4,700 people as of today.
“Over 168,464 confirmed COVID-19 cases on the African continent – with more than 73,000 recoveries & 4,700 deaths,” WHO tweeted.
The WHO African region coronavirus dashboard showed that South Africa, Egypt, and Nigeria have continued to top the list of countries with the highest reported cases.