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South Africa Has Highest Number of Reported Covid-19 Deaths in Africa.

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Article by: Natalie Müller

The World Health Organisation released Covid-19 statistics for the African continent on Friday 12 June 2020, which depicts South Africa as one of the epicenters of Covid-19 in Africa.

The statistics released by WHO give an overview of the number of cases reported per country and the number of recorded Covid-19 deaths. The list shows from highest to lowest, which African countries are hit the hardest by the pandemic.

To no surprise South Africa has come out at the top of the list for the African region, holding the number 1 spot of the highest number of confirmed Covid-19 related deaths, sitting at a recorded 1354 deaths.

South Africa holds the number 1 ranking in Covid-19 deaths without taking Egypt into account, as it has been listed under the Eastern Mediterranean region of Africa by the World Health Organisation. Egypt is currently sitting at a recorded 1342 Covid-19 related deaths.

There has been over 215,000 confirmed Covid-19 cases on the African continent, with more than 98,000 recoveries & 5,800 deaths recorded to date.

World Health Organisation also reported this week that there has been a 31% increase in the number of confirmed Covid-19 cases in the African Region in past week. Stating that cases in countries such as Mauritania, Ethiopia, CAR, South Sudan & Zimbabwe grew the fastest.

Link to stats page:

https://who.maps.arcgis.com/apps/opsdashboard/index.html#/0c9b3a8b68d0437a8cf28581e9c063a9

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