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Africa exceeds 200,000 COVID-19 infections with more than 5,000 deaths

June 10, 2020

Africa broke the barrier of 200,000 COVID-19 infections this Wednesday, while the death toll on the continent now exceeds 5,000, the least affected so far, despite the acceleration in the spread of the virus.

According to the latest data published by the World Health Organization (WHO), 201,157 cases and 5,486 deaths and more than 90,000 recovered patients have been counted so far.

South Africa remains the country with the most cases at 52,991 and already registers 1,162 deaths, although Egypt is the country with the most deaths with 1,271 deaths and 35,444 confirmed infections. Nigeria, the most populous country on the continent, is in third place with 13,486 cases and 365 deaths.

Africa exceeds 200,000 COVID-19 infections with more than 5,000 deathsAfrica exceeds 200,000 COVID-19 infections with more than 5,000 deaths

Algeria has 10,382 cases and 724 deaths – it is the third country with the most deaths – while Ghana already has 10,201 infections and only 48 deaths. Morocco follows with 8,408 infections and 208 deaths.

The next in the top 10 is Cameroon with 8,312 cases and 215 deaths, while Sudan has 6,242 infections and 372 deaths so far. This is followed by Senegal with 4,516 cases and 52 deaths, and Djibouti with 4,331 infections and 34 deaths.