Africa Coronavirus Watch: Nigeria: 12,801 cases-361 deaths, South Africa: 50,879 cases-1,080 deaths, Ghana: 9,910 cases- 48 deaths
London, June 9, 2020 (AltAfrica)-Nigeria has recorded 315 new cases of Covid-19; bringing the total number of confirmed cases to 12801.
The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, NCDC, said 4040 out of the total number have been Discharged and 361 Deaths recorded.
The Centre on its official Twitter handle, @NCDCgov, shows the breakdown of the new cases confirmed on Monday the 8th of June 2020 as follows
315 new cases of #COVID19;— NCDC (@NCDCgov) June 8, 2020
12801 cases of #COVID19Nigeria
Deaths: 361 pic.twitter.com/emGBvHicRg
SA’s Covid-19 deaths now at 1080, as cases rise over 50 800
South Africa now has 50 879 confirmed cases of the Covid-19 coronavirus and with 1,080 deaths, Health Minister Zweli Mkhize announced on Monday night.
Data released by Mkhize showed that there were just under one million Covid-19 tests which had been conducted in the country.
Mkhize said a total of just over 940 000 tests had been conducted in the public and private sector, with 22 000 tests conducted in the past 24 hours.
Monday’s death tally showed that there were 82 more Covid-19 deaths recorded, with 55 of the deceased coming from the Western Cape.
Ghana’s coronavirus cases hit 9,910 with 4 new deaths
Ghana has once again recorded another major surge in coronavirus cases as 271 more people have tested positive for the deadly virus raising the numbers from 9638 to 9910, in barely 24 hours.
Four more people have also died raising the death toll to 48 from 44.
Recoveries, per the new updates, did not see any major improvement as only 9 people added up to the previously recorded coronavirus-free cases. The recoveries now stand at 3645.
Active cases, on the other hand, are now 6,217.
Tunisia orders lifting of coronavirus lockdown
Tunisian President Kais Saied has ordered the lifting of a nationwide curfew imposed in March to contain the spread of the novel coronavirus.
The decision, announced by the presidency in a statement on Monday, came after health authorities said they continued to see a drop in the number of infections.
Tunisia has record 1 087 coronavirus cases and 49 related deaths to date.
The North African country had already reopened shops, businesses, mosques, cafes and hotels after locking down nearly all normal business activity for months.
Tunisia entered the crisis with only 500 intensive care beds equipped with ventilators, and the government said at the start of the outbreak the health system would struggle to cope with more than 5 000 cases.
It has added another 100 intensive care beds, including with the construction of a temporary facility at a sports centre in the capital, Tunis, and has improved readiness at public hospitals around the country, according to Ben Khelil, a member of government’s advisory committee.
City and town centres have become busier since the lockdown was relaxed to allow a wider range of shops to open, with markets crowded and public beaches busy.
Ethiopia Reports 136 New COVID-19 Cases in 24 Hours
Ethiopia’s Ministry of Health on Monday confirmed 136 new cases of coronavirus, bringing the total tally of infections to 2,156.
The uptick in numbers follows an increase in laboratory testing with more than 4, 775 carried out over the last 24 hours.
Of the new COVID-19 infected persons, 124 of them are Ethiopian and the rest 12 are foreign nationals. The patients are 85 males and 51 females between 1 and 97 years old.
Among the new infections, 115 are from the capital Addis Ababa, 7 from Tigray, 9 from Oromia, 2 each Harari and Somali and one from Southern Nations, Nationalities, and Peoples’ Regional States.
Meanwhile, 17 patients have recovered from the virus raising the overall number of recoveries to 361.
Currently, there are 1,766 patients in the COVID-19 treatment centers across the country with 32 patients in intensive care unit, it was indicated.
A total of 147, 735 tests have been conducted to date with 2,156 confirmed cases, 361 recoveries and 27 death records.