Africa crossed the threshold of 50,000 infections across the continent on Thursday, where only Lesotho remains immune until the time of the pandemic, while the death toll has also exceeded the 2,000 mark, according to the office. for the region of the World Health Organization (WHO).
Since the first infection in Egypt was confirmed on February 14, there have been 51,239 cases and 2,006 deaths on May 7. According to the latest review released by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) in Africa on Wednesday, more than 16,300 patients have recovered from Covid-19.
The countries of the north of the continent are still the most punished, although South Africa currently has the most cases with 7,808 but only 153 deaths. Egypt has 7,588 infections and 469 deaths, although it is Algeria with 4,997 and 476 deaths that has seen the most deaths so far. There are 5,382 infections and 182 deaths in Morocco.
South of the Sahara, after South Africa, is Nigeria, the most populous country on the continent, which has seen a sharp increase in recent days. There are currently 3,145 cases and 103 deaths, followed by Ghana with 2,719 infections and only 18 deaths and Cameroon with 2,265 cases and 108 deaths.