Africa’s COVID-19 Cases Surpass 80,000 – Africa CDC

A Nairobi municipality worker sprays disinfectant in an effort to fight against the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in the Kawangware neighborhood of Nairobi, Kenya, May 2, 2020. REUTERS/Baz Ratner

The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases across Africa rose from 78,194 on Saturday morning to 81,307 as of Sunday morning, the Africa Center for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC) said on Sunday.


The continental disease control and prevention agency, which noted that the virus has so far spread into all of the 54 African countries, also disclosed that some 31,078 people who have been infected with the COVID-19 have recovered across the continent as of Sunday morning, marking about 1,585 new recoveries from the center’s previous report on Saturday morning.

The death toll due to the COVID-19 pandemic across the African continent also surged from 2,630 on Saturday morning to 2,704 as of Sunday morning, according to the Africa CDC.

The Africa CDC currently estimates fatality rates of COVID-19 cases to be around 3.4 percent of all cases in the continent.

Figures from the Africa CDC also showed that amid the rapid spread of the virus across the continent, the highly COVID-19 affected African countries include South Africa with 14,335 confirmed cases, Egypt with 11,719 confirmed cases, Morocco with 6,741 confirmed cases as well as Algeria with 6,821 confirmed cases.

The Africa CDC also disclosed that the Northern African region is the most affected area across the continent both in terms of positive COVID-19 cases, as well as the number of deaths.


Written by PH

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