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The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has said that the West African nation recorded only two coronavirus (COVID-19) related death since October 3.

The health agency, which disclosed this on Twitter on Monday, added that Nigeria recorded 164 new infections across the country, bringing total cases to 60,430.

The NCDC said it had discharged 208 COVID-19 patients across the country bringing the total number of successfully treated cases to 51,943.

It said that there were 15 states that had recorded 164 new infections in the last 24 hours.

The agency stated that Lagos recorded the highest number of new cases with 64, followed by the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Abuja with 26, Enugu with 20, and Kaduna and Oyo with 11 each.

Other states included Plateau (8), Ondo (7), Anambra (4), Nasarawa (3), Osun (3), Ebonyi (2), Imo (2), Benue (1), Katsina (1), and Ogun (1).

The public health agency said that the COVID-19 national death toll remains 1,115 as no new fatality had been recorded across the country in last 24 hours.

According to it, two deaths have been recorded since October 3.

The Agency disclosed that it had conducted about 554,006 tests since the first confirmed case relating to the COVID-19 pandemic was announced in the country.

According to the NCDC, as of October 2020, 164 new confirmed cases were recorded in the country.

“Till date, 60,430 cases have been confirmed, 51,943 cases have been discharged and 1,115 deaths have been recorded in 36 states and the Federal Capital Territory,” it stated.

Meanwhile, Africa’s COVID-19 cases have hit 1.5 million with more than 1.3 million recoveries and 38,000 deaths.

The World Health Organisation (WHO), Regional Office for Africa located in Brazzaville, Congo, says there are over 1.5 million confirmed COVID-19 cases on the African continent.

The UN health agency gave the update on its regional official Twitter account @WHOAFRO on Monday.

WHO stated on its dashboard that there were over 1.5 million confirmed COVID-19 cases on the African continent – with more than 1.3 million recoveries and 38,000 deaths cumulatively.

South Africa, Ethiopia and Kenya are countries with highest number of new cases.

According to the dashboard, South Africa reported 1, 575 new cases on October 12 with 692,471 cumulative cases.

Ethiopia has 866 new reported cases with 84,295 cumulative cases while Kenya has 388 new reported cases with 41,546 cumulative cases.

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South Africa’s Health Minister Contracts COVID-19

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South Africa’s Minister of Health, Zweli Mkhize, and his wife have tested positive for COVID-19.

A statement from his office late on Sunday said the minister has gone into isolation.

“I am now in quarantine at home and both my wife and I remain optimistic that we will fully recover from this virus,” Mkhize was quoted as saying in the statement.

The health minister was tested on Saturday after showing mild symptoms.

The number of COVID-19 cases in Africa’s worst affected country hit the 700, 00 mark on Friday since the first case was diagnosed in March this year.

According to the latest government data on Monday, South Africa has registered a total of 703,793 confirmed COVID-19 cases and 18,471 deaths.

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Africa’s Confirmed COVID-19 Cases Pass 1.63m

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The total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases across the African continent has reached 1,636,748 as of Sunday, the Africa Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC) said.

The Africa CDC, a specialised healthcare agency of African Union Commission, said in a statement that the number of deaths due to illnesses related to the pandemic reached 39,559 as of Sunday afternoon.

According to the Africa CDC, the number of people that have recovered from the infectious virus across the continent has reached 1,347,199.

The most COVID-19 affected African countries in terms of the number of positive cases include South Africa, Morocco, Egypt, Ethiopia, and Nigeria.

The Southern Africa region is the most affected region both in terms of the number of confirmed positive cases as well as the number of deaths.

According to the Africa CDC, the Northern Africa region is the second most affected African region.

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South Africa Records 2,019 New COVID-19 Cases, 61 Deaths

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South Africa recorded 2,019 new coronavirus (COVID-19) on Friday, the country’s minister of health has announced.

Health minister Zweli Mkhize also announced 61 more Covid-19 related deaths, adding that nine out of every 10 people infected with the virus are recovering from it.

The recent deaths bring the number of deceased due to the virus to 18,370 and infections to over 700,203.

The number of recoveries in the country stands at 629,260 which accounts for nine out of every 10 people infected with the virus are recovering from it.

South Africa has 11th most Covid-19 infections in the world, with the USA, Brazil, India, Russia, Spain, Columbia, Argentina, Peru, Mexico and France having the most cases in the world.

The USA has over 8 million cases, the most in the world.

In South Africa, new infections are slowing in the country, but Mkhize has again warned about the dangers of a second wave on Monday and urged people to continue social distancing and wearing masks.

He said on Monday that the second wave would arrive if people were complacent and did not wear masks and practice social distancing.

The Department of Health said it had now tested over 4.4 million people in the private and public sector, with almost 24 000 tests conducted in the past 24 hours.

South Africa’s coronavirus death toll now stands at 18 370.

The Gauteng province has the most deaths, with 4601, followed by the Western Cape, with 4280, Eastern Cape with 3411 and KZN, with 3122, have the most fatalities in the country.

Of the latest 61 deaths, Mkhize said the majority of the deceased came from the Free State.

“We extend our condolences to the loved ones of the departed and thank the healthcare workers that treated the deceased patients,” said Mkhize.

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