Africa’s coronavirus cases surpass 1 million as WHO names 10 most affected countries
As at today Africa’s Coronavirus cases have surpassed 1 million.
The Continent’s Centre of Disease Control (CDC) gave the update on Friday.
The update as indicated by CDC showed that the continent has recorded 22,066 deaths, with South Africa being the worst-affected country in the continent.
On the larger scale, South Africa is also the fifth worst-hit in the world with more than half a million cases and over 9,000 deaths.
The head of the Africa’s CDC, John Nkengasong, confirmed that 10 countries account for 80 per cent of coronavirus cases.
This include; South Africa, Egypt, Nigeria, Ghana, Morocco, Kenya, Ethiopia, Rwanda, Uganda and Mauritius and each of those countries has conducted more than 200,000 tests.
According to Matshidiso Moeti, the World Health Organisation (WHO) Director for Africa, “The course of the pandemic in Africa has been much less than we predicted,”
It could be recalled that In May, the United Nations agency warned that the virus could cause 10 million infections on the continent within six months.