African Coronavirus Watch: 64,793 overall recoveries-SA with 18, 000, Egypt 7,6426, Ghana 2, 986
London, June 3, 2020 (AltAfrica)-The outbreak of the new coronavirus has reached every nation in Africa, a continent of 1.2 billion people.
As of June 2, the confirmed coronavirus death toll on the continent stood at 4,356, with fatalities including the former President of the Republic of the Congo Jacques Joachim Yhombi-Opango and Somalia’s former Prime Minister Nur Hassan Hussein.
It is not all bad news for the continent. Though there are 153,325 confirmed infections, the continent has also impressively recorded 64,793 recoveries, according to the Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention
The recovery chat is led expectedly by South Africa where the Health Minister Zweli Mkhize announced on Tuesday that there have been 18 313 recoveries, which translates to a recovery rate of 51.1%
The number of coronavirus infections countrywide also increased to 35 812, with the Western Cape accounting for almost two-thirds of the cases.
The National Institute for Communicable Diseases said there were 1 457 new cases in the past 24 hours.
A total of 761 534 tests have been processed cumulatively, of which 18 792 tests have been conducted since the last report.
Egypt reported on Tuesday 1,152 new coronavirus infections a decline for the second day in a row down from 1,536 on Sunday and 1,399 on Monday.
This brings the total infections to 27,536 the health ministry said in its daily statement.
The ministry also reported 47 fatalities, the highest single day death toll, bringing the total number of deaths to 1,052.
The health ministry added that 380 patients fully recovered and were discharged from isolation hospitals and quarantine facilities. The total number of recoveries from the highly contagious virus now stands at 6,827.
The number of patients whose PCR test results have turned from positive to negative, including complete recoveries, has now reached 7,642, ministry spokesman Khaled Megahed said.
Despite the increasing number of cases in Ghana, the recovery rate is showing a promising trend
Total Confirmed Covid-19 Cases stand at 8,297 with 2,986 recoveries and 38 deaths. Active cases: 5,273
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Cameroon has so far recorded more than 6, 585 cases, with 200 deaths and impressive 3,676 recoveries the highest in central Africa.
Some 47 new people tested positive for Covid-19 in Somalia, raising the tally of confirmed cases to over 2,000, the Ministry of Health has said
“We have recorded the total number of positive cases reaching 2,023,” Health Minister Fawzia Abikar Nur said during the daily media briefing in the capital Mogadishu.
Of the 47 people, 38 are men and nine are women.
Dr Nur added that 13 individuals recovered from the coronavirus while one person died over the past 24 hours.
Dr Nur urged the public to adhere to health regulations to prevent further spread of the virus
Uganda is moving ahead with its planned re-opening of the country despite recording more than 150 Covid-19 cases in three days, according to President Yoweri Museveni in a nationwide address
We shouldn’t bite too much at a time. Opening for private cars has already unleashed big numbers of people moving. We have decided to postpone the opening of schools for another month,” Museveni said in his 15th address to the nation on Covid-19.
Buses and commuter taxis will resume on June 4 but will operate at half the capacity with commuters and operators “covering their mouth and nose all the time.”
Travel in districts bordering neighbouring countries is also not allowed for the next three weeks.
“For the next 21 days, no private or public transport is allowed in the border districts. There are forty districts in northern, northeastern, Bugisu, Bunyoro, Ankole and the Kigezi subregions,” added the president.
Till date, Uganda has recorded 489 confirmed cases with 82 recoveries and no death