The World Health Organization warns that Africa is experiencing a resurgence in COVID-19 infections as countries relax their restrictions.
According to the WHO Africa regional director Matshidiso Moeti, the number of new daily confirmed cases overall has started rising after slowing since mid-July, with a “substantial rise in deaths” confirmed over the past week.
But, the Africa Centre for Diseases Controls’ John Nkengasong says the rise in numbers of reported deaths could also be due to an improvement in African countries’ ability to document deaths from coronavirus.
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Below is Africa’s latest COVID-19 stats: