According to the World Health Organization (WHO), which records almost half of these deaths in South Africa, the sixth country with the highest number of COVID-19 cases in the world, Africa has already recorded more than 30,000 deaths from coronavirus.
In South Africa in particular, there are more than 628,000 cases, nearly six in ten cases registered across the continent, and more than 14,200 deaths. Nigeria, the second most severely affected country, has just over 54,200 infected and 1,023 deaths, according to the WHO.
Both are followed by Ethiopia with more than 53,300 cases and 828 deaths, Algeria – more than 44,800 infections and 1,518 deaths – Ghana – around 44,200 positives and 276 victims – and Kenya – more than 34,315 infected and 577 deaths -.
On the positive side, the continent has passed the 1 million mark, according to the African Union’s Centers for Disease Control (CDC), which have also raised the death toll in the region to over 30,000.