The variety of coronavirus circumstances throughout the African continent has reached 49,121, with 1,956 associated deaths, the World Well being Organisation (WHO) Africa mentioned on Wednesday.

In keeping with the organisation’s statistics, COVID-19 has reached all 54 African nations and solely 9 of them have but to register any fatalities from the illness.

South Africa has the very best tally with 7,572 circumstances, whereas Egypt and Algeria comply with with 7,201 and 4,838 circumstances, respectively.

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The unfold of the illness seems to be on a steep trajectory, as solely 15,000 circumstances had been recorded on the continent in mid-April.

WHO chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, himself an Ethiopian nationwide, final month expressed concern in regards to the skill of well being care techniques in growing nations to deal with a pointy enhance in sufferers ought to the coronavirus take maintain on the continent.

Many countries have taken quite a lot of mitigation measures and lots of have issued stay-at-home orders.


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