Africa crossed the threshold of 400,000 COVID-19 infections and 10,000 deaths on Wednesday after adding over 13,000 new cases and 350 deaths on the last day, according to the latest data published by the World Health Organization (WHO).
In total, there are already 403,692 people on the continent who have been infected with the new corona virus from the Chinese city of Wuhan. 10,126 people have died and more than 190,000 have managed to overcome the disease caused by it.
The most affected country is South Africa with 151,209 cases and 2,657 deaths, followed by Egypt with 68,311 infections and 2,953 deaths.
Nigeria ranks third with 25,694 cases and 590 deaths, followed by Ghana with 17,741 infections and 112 deaths. Algeria followed with 13,907 cases and 912 deaths; Cameroon with 12,592 infected and 313 deaths and Morocco with 12,533 cases and 223 deaths.
Almost 10,000 infections are Sudan with 9,258 and 572 deaths and Ivory Coast with 9,214 cases and 66 deaths. There are more than 5,000 infections in Ethiopia and Gabon.