Africa's coronavirus cases pass 50,000 with over 2,000 deaths

May 7: Cases pass 50,000 as deaths top 2,000

Africa crossed the 50,000 confirmed cases mark today according to tallies by the John Hopkins University tracker. As of 19:00 GMTnumber of cases stood at 50,000.
The number indicates a leap of 30,000 cases in exactly 18 days. The 20,000 mark was reached on April 18. The spike in infections in recent weeks had concerned the WHOAfrica office and the African Union’s Centers for Disease Control, Africa CDC.
Meanwhile, the death toll has passed 2,000 mark as of May 7, 2020. Recoveries also passed the 17,000 mark even as more government double up testing efforts.
The most impacted countries include:
  • South Africa = 7,572
  • Egypt = 7,588
  • Algeria = 4,977
  • Morocco = 5,408
  • Nigeria = 2,950
  • Ghana = 2,719
  • Cameroon

April 18: Cases across Africa pass 20,000 mark

Confirmed cases of coronavirus passed the 20,000 mark barely 24-hours after the deaths topped 1,000. This is according to tallies from the John Hopkins University tracker.
The figures as of 13:30 GMT stood at 100,075 with 4,600+ recoveries and 1,026 deaths leaving a little over 13,350 active cases.

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