Egypt, South Africa now have over 100,000 coronavirus cases of the 218,229 cases in entire Africa
London, June 13, 2020 (AltAfrica)-Egypt and South Africa have continued to drive the upward cases of coronavirus infection in Africa with the two countries recording over 100,000, about half of the entire cases in Africa. That’s according to latest figures
The entire coronavirus cases in the 54 African Union Member States reporting 218,229 cases, 5,791 deaths, and 97,891 recoveries
#COVID19: update in Africa (As of 12 June 2020, 6 pm East Africa Time)— Africa CDC (@AfricaCDC) June 12, 2020
54 African Union Member States reporting 218,229 cases, 5,791 deaths, and 97,891 recoveries.
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Of the figure, South Africa has over 60 000 confirmed cases and over 1350 deaths, Health Minister Zweli Mkhize has announced
This is an increase of 3359 cases, taking confirmed positive cases since March to 61 927. Total Covid-19 deaths now sit on 1354.
The latest data released by Mkhize also shows that the Western Cape province now has more than 1000 Covid-19 related deaths, accounting for 74% of all deaths in the country and over 62% of all cases.
Mkhize said officials had now conducted over one million Covid-19 tests, with over 32 000 tests conducted in the past 24 hours.
Friday’s death tally showed that there were 70 more Covid-19 deaths recorded, with 39 of the deceased coming from the Western Cape.
Egypt reported on Friday 1,577 new coronavirus cases, the highest single-day increase recorded so far, bringing the total number of cases to 41,303.
The health ministry’s daily bulletin also recorded 45 fatalities, bringing the total number of deaths to 1,422.
The ministry said that 417 patients had fully recovered and were discharged from isolation hospitals and quarantine facilities. The total number of recoveries from the highly contagious virus now stands at 11,108.
The number of patients who have re-tested negative via PCR test, including the complete recoveries, has now reached 12,493, ministry spokesman Khaled Megahed said.
The head of the ministry’s committee on combating COVID-19, Dr. Hosam Hosny, said on Wednesday that the number of new cases will continue to rise in June until they reach between 2,000 and 2,500 new cases per day.