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WHO unearths 10 African international locations with prime COVID-19 circumstances

The Global Well being Organisation (WHO) has introduced that 10 international locations account for 88 p.c of coronavirus circumstances in Africa.

The UN company’s Regional Workplace for Africa posted the record on its Twitter account @WHOAFRO on Friday.

The international locations are South Africa, Nigeria, Ghana, Algeria, Cameroon, Côte d’Ivoire, Kenya, Senegal, Ethiopia and Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).

WHO stated COVID-19 outbreak continues to conform within the WHO African Area because it was once first detected in Algeria on February 25, 2020.

It famous that because the ultimate Exterior Scenario Document 19 issued on July 8, 2020, a complete of 108,098 new circumstances (27 p.c building up) was once reported from 45 international locations from Eight to 14 July, 2020.

Of the 108,098 reported new circumstances, the bulk, 76 p.c (82,437), had been recorded in South Africa

WHO said that South Africa is now the 8th most influenced nation globally, with its cumulative choice of circumstances (298,292).

South Africa circumstances exceed that of the UK (290,137) and Iran (Islamic Republic of) (259,652), now within the 9th and 10th place, respectively.

On July 11, 2020, the WHO African Area and South Africa recorded their best day-to-day case counts of 17,232 and 12,349, respectively.’

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