Africa’s COVID-19 latest: 11 500 deaths, 489 000 infections

OWN CORRESPONDENT

Health Minister Dr. Zweli Mkhize. Photo: GCIS

THE number of Africans infected with the deadly COVID-19 virus has reached 489 000, with 11 500 deaths reported.

However, the positive news is that African countries have also reported an improving rate of people who have recovered from their COVID-19 infections. Figures released by the African region of the World Health Organisation show that 235 000 people have recovered.

South Africa has by far the highest number of infections – 205 721 – with 3310 fatalities. It is followed by Egypt, which has 75 253 infected people and has registered 3 343 deaths. In the next spot is Nigeria, which has recorded 29 286 infections and 654 deaths. In the fourth spot is Ghana, with 20 085 infections and 122 deaths.

Other countries with high infections and fatalities include:

  • Algeria – 16 404 infections and 959 deaths.
  • Cameroon – 14 524 infections and 342 deaths.
  • Morocco – 14 329 infections and 235 deaths.
  • Sudan – 9767 infections and 608 deaths.
  • Cote d’Ivoire – 10 966 deaths and 75 deaths.
  • Senegal – 7478 deaths and 136 deaths.

Countries which has registered the lowest figures include:

  • Seychelles – 81 infections and no fatalities.
  • Lesotho – 91 infections and no fatalities.
  • Gambia – 61 infections and three deaths.
  • Namibia – 485 infections and no deaths.
  • Burundi – 191 infections and one death.
  • Botswana – 314 infections and one death.
  • Eritrea – 215 infections and no deaths.

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