The number indicates a leap of 30,000 cases in exactly 18 days. The 20,000 mark was reached on April 18. The spike in infections in recent weeks had concerned the WHO Africa office and the African Union’s Centers for Disease Control, Africa CDC.
Meanwhile, the death toll has passed 2,000 mark as of May 7, 2020. Recoveries also passed the 17,000 mark even as more government double up testing efforts.
The most impacted countries include:
- South Africa = 7,572
- Egypt = 7,588
- Algeria = 4,977
- Morocco = 5,408
- Nigeria = 3,145
- Ghana = 2,719