New Covid-19 Infections: South Africa, 6,579, Egypt 1,420, Nigeria 594
London, June 26, 2020 (AltAfrica)-South Africa, Egypt and Nigeria have continued to drive the rising cases of coronavirus in Africa with the latest daily infection figures not anything cheering yet
South Africa sets Africa’s highest daily figure of infection on Thursday when it recorded 6, 579 new infection followed by Egypt’s 1,420 new cases, a figure lower than Egypt’s daily record of 1,774 recorded last week.
Nigeria’s COVID-19 cases escalated to 22,614 on Thursday with 594 new cases. The country has in the last three weeks maintained a daily three figure new infection rate
The cumulative number of confirmed cases in South Africa now is 118 375, which is an increase of 6 579 from from Wednesday – the biggest daily spike yet. With the number of cases increasing especially in Gauteng and the Eastern Cape, the Western Cape’s percentage has dipped to 48% of the total number of infected people.
Egypt new coronavirus cases on Thursday, brings the total infection tally to 61,130 since the outbreak was first reported in the country in February, the health ministry has announced.
After two consecutive days of recording more than 100 deaths, South Africa reported only 87 additional Covid-19-related deaths on Thursday bringing total death toll to 2 292 after two fatalities in Gauteng, 15 in KwaZulu Natal, 17 in the Eastern Cape and 53 in the Western Cape
Egypt equally reported 83 new deaths caused by the pandemic, bringing the total fatalities to 2,533.
Of the number of total infections in Nigeria, 7,822 have been discharged with 549 deaths recorded.
594 new cases of #COVID19Nigeria;— NCDC (@NCDCgov) June 25, 2020
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South Africa has conducted a total of 1 460 012 tests of which 43 118 were new tests. The mortality rate is 1.9% and the number of recoveries-59 974, translates to a recovery rate of 50.7%.
For Egypt, 403 patients have been discharged from hospitals, with the overall number of recoveries standing at 16,338.