According to statistics from Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC), Egypt remains the second highest country in the African continent with 74 035 COVID-19 positive cases followed by Nigeria with 28 167 confirmed cases.
Egypt has recorded more deaths than any African country with the death toll now standing at 3 280.
Over 461,000 confirmed #COVID19 cases on the African continent – with more than 222,000 recoveries & 11,000 deaths. View country figures & more with the WHO African Region COVID-19 Dashboard: https://t.co/V0fkK8dYTg pic.twitter.com/FC81GJ1k6y
— WHO African Region (@WHOAFRO) July 5, 2020
The World Health Organisation (WHO) has urged countries to practice strong COVID-19 safety measures.
WHO has further announced that over 461 000 confirmed COVID-19 cases on the African continent – with more than 222 000 recoveries and 11 000 deaths have been reported.
South Africa is leading the stakes with regards to infections and remains the only country on the continent whose cases have gone past the 100 000 mark.
On Sunday, the country’s Health Minister Dr Zweli Mkhize announced that the number of infections in the country now stands at 187 977 with 3 026 deaths and recoveries.
#COVID19 Statistics in SA as at 05 July. pic.twitter.com/87bH2Hqx9K
— Dr Zweli Mkhize (@DrZweliMkhize) July 5, 2020
Meanwhile, over the weekend – Madagascar placed its capital Antananarivo under a new lockdown following a new surge in coronavirus infections, two months after the restrictions were eased.
In April, President Andry Rajoelina launched a local herbal concoction he claimed prevents and cures the novel coronavirus.