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Coronavirus kills 111 in S.Africa on Tuesday as Uganda's cases rise to 805

Africa recorded 282 coronavirus deaths and 9,143 new infections yesterday June 23. The least infected continent has so far recorded 8,653 deaths and 327,464 infections of the total global 9,393,478 infections and 480,579 deaths. 

Uganda yesterday registered eight more coronavirus disease (COVID-19) cases, raising the national caseload to 805. Six of the confirmed cases are truck drivers who were picked from the border entry points of Malaba, Mutukula and Elegu, while two were community alerts from Kyotera and Amuru districts. Uganda COVID recoveries rose to 717 with no deaths as yet. 

South Africa continues to register the highest daily death and infection tolls in Africa. Below is a report summary of COVID deaths and infections in Africa as of June 23. 

Southern Africa

🔹 South Africa reported 111 new deaths (total 2,102) and 4,518 new cases (total 106,108)
🔹 Zambia recorded 7 new deaths (total 18) and 47 new cases (total 1,477) 
🔹 Mozambique recorded 20 new cases (total 757)

🔹 Eswatini registered one new death (total 7) and 31 new cases (total 674)
🔹 Zimbabwe recorded 13 new cases (total 525)
🔹 Angola recorded 3 new cases (total 189)
🔹 Namibia recorded 9 new cases (total 72)
🔹 Lesotho recorded 5 new cases (total 17)

Central and East Africa

🔹 Sudan recorded 15 new deaths (total 548) and 191 new cases (total 8,889)
🔹 DR Congo recorded new 103 new cases (total 6,027)
🔹 Kenya recorded 3 new deaths (total 128) and 155 new cases (total 4,952)
🔹 Ethiopia recorded 185 new cases (total 4,848)
🔹 Djibouti recorded one new death (total 49) and 18 new cases (total 4,617)
🔹 Central African Republic recorded 7 new deaths (total 37) and 88 new cases (total 3,051)
🔹 Madagascar recorded 84 new cases (total 1,724)
🔹 Rwanda recorded 11 new cases (total 798)
🔹 Sao Tome and Principe recorded 5 new cases (total 707)
🔹 Comoros recorded 2 new deaths (total 7) and 18 new cases (total 265)
🔹 South Sudan recorded one new death (total 36) and 14 new cases (total 1,930)

West Africa

🔹 Cape Verde recorded 38 new cases (total 982)
🔹 Nigeria recorded 8 new deaths (total 533) and 452 new cases (total 21,371)
🔹 Ghana registered 10 new deaths (total 95) and 414 new cases (total 14,568)
🔹 Cameroon registered 5 new deaths (total 313) and 229 new cases (total 12,270)
🔹 Ivory Coast registered 2 new deaths (total 58) and 227 new cases (total 7,904)
🔹 Senegal recorded 3 new deaths (total 89) and 64 new cases (total 6,034)
🔹 Guinea recorded one new death (total 28) and 52 new cases (total 5,040)
🔹 Gabon recorded 110 new cases (total 4,849)
🔹 Mali registered 17 new cases (total 1,978)
🔹 Sierra Leone recorded 7 new cases (total 1,347)
🔹 Niger recorded 5 new cases (total 1,057)
🔹 Burkina Faso recorded 4 new cases (total 907)
🔹 Chad recorded 2 new cases (total 860)
🔹 Benin recorded 43 new cases (total 850)
🔹 Liberia recorded 2 new cases (total 652)
🔹 Togo recorded 7 new cases (total 576)

North Africa

🔹 Egypt recorded 87 new deaths (total 2,365) and 1,332 new cases (total 58,141)
🔹 Algeria recorded 9 new deaths (total 861) and 156 new cases (total 12,076)
🔹 Morocco recorded 172 new cases (total 10,344)
🔹 Mauritania recorded 2 new deaths (total 114) and 171 new cases (total 3,292)
🔹 Libya recorded 7 new deaths (total 17) and 44 new cases (total 639)

Dr Matshidiso Moeti, the World Health Organization’s regional director for Africa says that countries need to be vigilant in controlling the spread of the disease as the number of cases reported on the continent continues to rise slowly but systematically.

"While we have an increase in cases in some countries, we also have a decrease in other countries. However, this does not mean that countries should relax. As we have seen in other parts of the world, the disease can easily resurface," she said.

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0 #1 Lysol 2020-06-24 22:40
The number of COVID-19 will continue to rise with more testings. We have not reached there yet.
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