300,504FansLike
227FollowersFollow
6FollowersFollow
FollowersFollow
905FollowersFollow
138SubscribersSubscribe

Africa records highest daily number of coronavirus cases as pandemic accelerates in the region

Although we are headquartered in Washington D.C. USA, our reporters and editors are working around the globe to cover what you care about. We invite you to donate to our fundraiser to help us keep our quality news free and available for all.

Africa on Friday reported its highest daily number of coronavirus cases since the outbreak hit early this year, as the pandemic accelerates dangerously in the region.

The Africa Center for Disease Control reported 11,219 new cases in Africa on Friday with 216 new deaths, bringing the total number of cases to 348,871 and 9098 deaths.

Africa CDC said 166,684 cases have been closed, including 5,029 new recoveries on Friday.

[read_more id="2" more="Read full article" less="Read less"]

The highest number of new cases came from Southern Africa where South Africa has been leading the way with total number of infections and deaths.

South Africa now accounts for about 30 percent of all the cases in Africa and close to 25 percent of all the deaths. But the region also leads in the number of recoveries with 62,284 cases closed.

At least 118,375 people in South Africa have contracted the coronavirus, 2,292 South Africans have died and 59,974 others have recovered, according to the latest data by the Africa CDC.

The pandemic has spread to 54 of the 55 countries in the African region, according to the African Union.

You can see country by country report here.

[/read_more]

Simon Ateba
Simon Ateba
Based in Washington, District of Columbia, United States of America, Simon leads a brilliant team of reporters, freelance journalists, analysts, researchers and contributors from around the world to run TODAY NEWS AFRICA as editor-in-chief. Simon Ateba's journalistic experience spans over 10 years and covers many beats, including business and investment, information technology, politics, diplomacy, human rights, science reporting and much more. Write him: simonateba@todaynewsafrica.com

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

Trending Now

300,504FansLike
227FollowersFollow
6FollowersFollow
1FollowersFollow
905FollowersFollow
138SubscribersSubscribe

JUST IN

Woman accused of sending poison ricin letter to President Trump arrested

A woman suspected of sending an envelope containing the poison ricin to President Donald Trump has been arrested, The Associated Press...

Bill Gates praises Africa’s response to COVID-19 but warns against collateral damage

Microsoft founder Bill Gates on Sunday praised Africa's response to the novel coronavirus but warned against collateral damage, including a drastic...

Activists warn Nigerian President bill will render anti-corruption agency EFCC ‘a toothless bulldog’

Nigeria's Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has sent an open letter to President Muhammadu Buhari urging him to “urgently instruct Mr...

As dictatorship escalates, Ethiopia charges prominent opposition figure Jawar Mohammed with terrorism

As human rights organizations continue to warn that Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed is turning Ethiopia into a dictatorship, his administration on...

Trump reimposes all UN sanctions on Iran

The Trump administration said on Saturday it had reimposed all United Nations sanctions on Iran, although 13 of the 15 U.N....

MOST POPULAR

Damning report finds detainees in Iran were sexually abused and given electric shocks in gruesome post-protest crackdown

Iran’s police, intelligence and security forces, and prison officials have committed, with the complicity of judges and prosecutors, a catalogue of...

IMF approves disbursement of additional $1 billion for Angola to respond to COVID-19 economic fallout

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) on Wednesday approved the disbursement of an additional $1 billion for Angola to respond to...

USAID awards millions of dollars to Washington State University to combat lethal livestock disease in East Africa known as East Coast Fever

The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) has awarded millions of dollars to Washington State University to combat a lethal livestock...

The world should hear the cries of Oromo people in Ethiopia

The Oromo people in Ethiopia are good people and the world should hear their cries for justice, equality, peace, liberty, democracy...

President Ramaphosa calls on South Africans to save media industry in crisis amid coronavirus economic turmoil

President Cyril Ramaphosa on Monday called on South Africans to support and save the media industry amid the coronavirus economic turmoil.

Woman accused of sending poison ricin letter to President Trump arrested

A woman suspected of sending an envelope containing the poison ricin to President Donald Trump has been arrested, The Associated Press quoted three law enforcement officials as saying.The official said the yet to be identified woman was arrested at New York-Canada border and was taken into custody by U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the Peace...

Stay connected

[/read_more]

[read_more id="2" more="Read full article" less="Read less"]

52 Shares
Share
Tweet
WhatsApp
Reddit
Share