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Africa has more than 900,000 infections and nearly 20,000 coronavirus deaths

August 1, 2020

Africa has more than 900,000 coronavirus infections and continues to have 100,000 new cases every week, with South Africa again top the continent’s list of sufferers with more than 493,000 infections and more than 8,000 deaths since the pandemic started in 2018 to whom more than 19,500 people have already died.

So there is evidence of a total of 927,661 infections and 19,650 deaths on the continent. This is reflected in the balance sheet updated this Saturday by the Centers for Disease Control in Africa. On a positive note, a total of 580,399 people have recovered from the disease.

The region most affected by the number of cases is southern Africa with 515,534 infections for another week, the vast majority in South Africa with 493,183 victims and 8,005 deaths, followed by Zambia (5,963 cases, 151 deaths) and Malawi (4,078) cases, 114 deaths).

Africa has more than 900,000 infections and nearly 20,000 coronavirus deaths
Africa has more than 900,000 infections and nearly 20,000 coronavirus deaths

The north of the continent has registered 159,850 infections, from Egypt (94,078 cases, 4,805 deaths) to Algeria (30,394 cases, 1,210 deaths) and Morocco (24,322 cases, 353 deaths).