COVID 19: Africa’s Deaths Surpass 30,000

The number of COVID-19-related deaths in Africa has surpassed the 30,000 mark as the pandemic continues to hit the continent.

in other regions, including the Americas, Asia and Europe, but it continues to see a steady rise in infections.

infections is the sixth highest globally, only shadowed by the United States, Brazil, In- dia, Russia and Peru.

According to the latest fig- ures from the Africa Centres for Disease Control and Pre- vention, the continent has now registered 30,075 fatalities, with a caseload of 1,259,547.

The worst affected coun- try on the continent remains to be South Africa, which has recorded 628,259 infections and 14,263 deaths.

Egypt has posted the second highest number of COVID-19 infections in Africa, at 99,115 with 5,440 deaths.

Africa’s brunt of the COVID-19 pandemic has not been as harsh as those experienced. The figures represent 49.9 percent of the continent’s caseload and 47.4 percent of its fatalities.

Other than South Africa and Egypt, only Morocco (63,781), Nigeria (54,247) and Ethiopia (53,304) have regis- tered more than 50,000 infections.