A rapid increase of novel coronavirus has been witnessed in Africa for the past one week, according to the Africa Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC), the continent has surpassed 180,000 cases.
In its latest update, Africa CDC has confirmed that the number of infection has risen from 176,807 on Saturday afternoon to 183,474 as of Sunday afternoon in 54 African Union Member States.
The agency also noted that 81,780 patients have recovered while the continent has recorded 5,071 deaths so far. Also Read – Global Coronavirus Cases Close To 7 Million As Cases Grow In Africa
“#COVID19: update in Africa (As of 7 June 2020, 6 pm East Africa Time)
54 African Union Member States reporting 184,333 cases, 5,071 deaths, and 81,780 recoveries.”
#COVID19: update in Africa (As of 7 June 2020, 6 pm East Africa Time)— Africa CDC (@AfricaCDC) June 7, 2020
54 African Union Member States reporting 184,333 cases, 5,071 deaths, and 81,780 recoveries.
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The Africa CDC also disclosed that the Northern African region is the most affected area across the continent both in terms of positive COVID-19 cases, as well as the number of deaths.