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COVID-19 kills another 214 people in Africa

Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) killed a further 214 people across Africa on Thursday, increasing the total deaths in Africa to 9,104. 
 
The continent also recorded a further 12,093 new infections, raising the total number of infections to 350,859. Meanwhile, Uganda's total cases increased to 833 after a further 12 new infections were recorded from the 2,113 samples tested on Thursday. 

Ten of the cases are contacts of people who tested positive for the disease while two of the cases were from truck drivers at the Malaba point of entry. The community cases were from Kyotera, Amuru, Tororo, Buikwe and Luweero districts. Another 30 people recovered from the virus, increasing the number of recovered patients to 761.

According to the World Health Organisation, over 35 per cent of the cases being reported on the continent are from South Africa which has over 111,000 cases while countries within the East African Community bloc contribute less than 4 per cent of all the cases.

Update of COVID-19 cases in Africa
 
Southern Africa

🔹 South Africa registered 87 new deaths (total 2,292) and 6,579 new infections (total 118,375)
🔹 Zambia registered 8 new cases (total 1,497)
🔹 Mozambique recorded 26 new cases (total 788)
🔹 Eswatini recorded one new death (total 8) and 16 new cases (total 706)
🔹 Zimbabwe recorded 21 new cases (total 551)
🔹 Angola recorded 15 new cases (total 212)
🔹 Namibia registered 26 new cases (total 102)

East and Central Africa

🔹 Sudan recorded 8 new deaths (total 556) and 95 new infections (total 8,984)
🔹 DR Congo recorded 198 new cases (total 6,411)
🔹 Kenya recorded a further 2 deaths (total 132) and 178 new infections (total 5,384)
🔹 Ethiopia recorded 3 new deaths (total 3) and 141 new infections (total 5,175)
🔹 Djibouti recorded 5 new infections (total 4,635)
🔹 Central African Republic recorded 2 new deaths (total 40) and 145 new infections (total 3,244)
🔹 Somalia recorded 43 new infections (total 2,878)
🔹 Madagascar recorded 42 new infections (total 1,829)
🔹 Cape Verde recorded 4 new infections (total 1,003)
🔹 Rwanda recorded 20 new cases (total 850)
🔹 Sao Tome and Principe recorded one new case (total 711)
🔹 Comoros recorded 7 new cases (total 272)
🔹 Réunion recorded one new death (total 2) and 8 new infections (total 516)
🔹 Mayotte recorded 41 new cases (total 2508)

West Africa

🔹 Nigeria recorded 7 new deaths (total 549) and 594 new infections 22,614
🔹 Ghana recorded 460 new cases (total 15,473)
🔹 Ivory Coast recorded 2 new deaths (total 60) and 170 new cases (total 8,334)
🔹 Senegal recorded one new death (total 94) and 104 new cases (total 6,233)
🔹 Gabon recorded one new death (total 40) and 131 new cases (total 5,087)
🔹 Mali recorded one new death (total 113) and 34 new cases (total 2,039)
🔹 Equatorial Guinea recorded 337 new cases (total 2,001)
🔹 Niger recorded 5 new cases (total 1,056)
🔹 Benin recorded one new death (total 14) and 115 new cases (total 1,017)
🔹 Burkina Faso recorded 15 new cases (total 934)
🔹 Chad recorded 3 new cases (total 863)
🔹 Liberia recorded 19 new cases (total 681)
🔹 Togo recorded 5 new cases (total 588)

North Africa

 
🔹 Egypt registered 83 new deaths (total 2,533) and 1,569 new cases (total 61,130)
🔹 Algeria recorded 9 new deaths (total 878) and 197 new infections (total 12,445)
🔹 Morocco registered one new death (total 217) and 431 new infections (total 11,338)
🔹 Mauritania recorded 3 new deaths 9total 119) and 220 new cases (total 3,739)
🔹 Tunisia recorded 2 new cases (total 1,162)
🔹 Libya recorded 28 new cases (total 698)

Comments

+1 #1 WADADA rogers 2020-06-27 09:39
Stop telling us about covid 19, others diseases like malaria have killed thousands of lives across Africa but nobody is bothered and no one is writing much about it
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0 #2 Akot 2020-06-29 20:21
WADADA rogers, agreed.

Scientists know the origin of malaria, yet to date, non bothers to work on vaccin!

Covid-19 is now political subject & scientists have joined this dirty politics!

Yet, Uganda problem is not covid-19, but virus Museveni who has killed so many, reduced locked Ugandans with him in the tribalistic system, knowing no outsider will say a word against him as long as our people go along with it!

What do Ugandans still expect from Museveni, after 34 years?
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