Corona: Cases in Africa continue to surge; know the figures
Corona: Cases in Africa continue to surge; know the figures

Corona cases are surging in the whole world making it a world mark and patients all over the world are suffering a lot. The number of recorded COVID-19 infections across Africa's 54 nations has now transcended the 1.5 million mark, as per the continent's World Health Organization chapter. Sunday's daily coronavirus update noted that 1,505,244 cases of infection have been recorded since the inception of the pandemic and headed to 36,319 established casualties. South Africa accounts for about half of both metric, posting nearly 680,000 infections and 16,938 deaths.

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Egypt has the highest number of cases in North Africa with 103,575 COVID-19 cases registered in total with just under 6,000 deaths. In Nigeria, Africa's most populous nation, just below 60,000 people have been tested positive for the virus and 1,113 have lost their lives. As a whole, Africa's epidemiological situation has so far dropped short of the dire prognostications posited at the beginning of the pandemic.

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Experts are still into research on why this is, given the continent's huge population of over 1.2 billion people, with a comparatively young and more rural population, less interconnectivity with the rest of the world and a lower testing capacity seen as the main possible explanations. The economic impact of the pandemic on the impoverished continent has remained a cause for concern.

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