Africa reports over 1.5 million COVID-19 cases – WHO
TASS Russian News Agency | Oct 4, 2020 at 7:57 PM
PRETORIA, October 4. /TASS/. More than 16,000 confirmed coronavirus cases were registered in African countries in the past two days, with the overall number of such cases exceeding 1.5 million, the World Health Organization’s (WHO) Regional Office for Africa said on Sunday.
The overall number of COVID-19 cases in Africa currently stands at 1,505,244, with 16,047 cases confirmed during the past two days. The number of coronavirus-associated deaths amounts to 36,085, with 234 fatalities registered in the past 48 hours. More than 1.2 million patients have recovered.
South Africa accounts for the biggest number of Africa’s coronavirus cases and fatalities – 679,716 and 16,938, respectively. Egypt is second after South Africa in terms of coronavirus-associated deaths and cases – 5,970 and 103,575, respectively. As many as 1,756 coronavirus-related deaths were reported from Algeria.
In Sub-Saharan Africa, Nigeria is second after South Africa in terms of coronavirus cases (59,287 cases and 1,113 fatalities). Next is Ghana (46,768 cases and 301 deaths).