Africa’s Confirmed COVID-19 Cases Top 1.5 Million

The total number of confirmed COVID-19 positive cases in Africa reached 1,514,844 as of Sunday.

The death toll due to illnesses related to COVID-19 in Africa has reached 36,399 as of today.

A count on worldometers, which gives live updates on the virus globally, showed that the number of people who have recovered from the infectious virus across the continent had reached 1,253,356.

The most COVID-19 affected countries in Africa are South Africa, Morocco, Egypt, Ethiopia and Nigeria, respectively.

The Southern Africa region is the most COVID-19 affected region both in terms of the number of confirmed positive cases, as well as the number of deaths, it was noted.

The Northern Africa region is the second most COVID-19-affected African region, it also noted.

South Africa currently has the most COVID-19 cases, which hit 679,716.

The country also has the highest number of deaths related to COVID-19, at 16,938.

Wuhan, the city where the virus originated, is the largest city in Central China, with a population of over 11 million people. The city, on January 23, shut down transport links. Following Wuhan lockdown, the city of Huanggang was also placed in quarantine, and the city of Ezhou closed its train stations. This means that 18 million people were placed in isolation.

The World Health Organization (WHO) said cutting off a city as large as Wuhan is “unprecedented in public health history” and praised China for its incredible commitment to isolate the virus and minimize the spread to other countries.


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