Africa is on the verge of reaching 560,000 coronavirus infections after almost 100,000 more cases have been registered in a week in which South Africa has led both the victims and the deceased: 3,860 of the 12,756 deaths on the African continent since the declaration of the pandemic.
On a positive note, a total of 273,984 people have recovered from the disease, around 50,000 more than last week. This is reflected in the balance that the continent’s disease control centers updated to this Saturday.
The region most affected by the number of cases is southern Africa with 259,600 infections, the vast majority in South Africa with 250,687 people, followed by Malawi (2,069 cases, 31 deaths) and Zambia (1,895 cases). 42 dead)
The north of the continent has registered 121,100 infections, starting with Egypt (80,235 cases, 3,702 deaths), followed by Algeria (17,808 cases, 988 deaths) and Morocco (15,328 cases, 243 deaths).