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Coronavirus infection cases in Africa surpass 382,000

Coronavirus infection cases in Africa surpass 382,000 with deaths hitting 9,600 while more than 182,000 patients have recovered.

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NAIROBI, Kenya – The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Africa surpassed 382,000 on Monday as the continent continues to see a surge in infections.

The latest data from the Africa Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows that Africa has registered 382,652 infections and 9,657 deaths as of Monday morning.

South Africa remains the continent’s worst affected country, has reported more than 138,000 cases and over 2,400 deaths.

According to the figures, the country accounts for 36.1 percent of Africa’s infections and 25 percent of its fatalities.

Egypt is the second-worst affected country, having recorded more than 65,000 cases and deaths exceeding 2,700.

Nigeria has reported over 24,500 infections and 565 fatalities.

Health experts fear the continent is yet to hit its peak, pointing to tough times ahead.

Africa CDC Director John Nkengasong last week urged the African continent to brace itself for a rise in the number of cases after easing of lockdowns.

Esther Kamara

Written by Esther Kamara

Esther Kamara is a reporter at African Stand, covering the West African region with stories on politics and how it intersects with business, innovation, startups, and culture. She graduated from Kwame Nkrumah University with a Bachelor of Science in Information Technology.

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