Coronavirus cases in Africa near 100,000 : South Africa scientists say up to 50,000 deaths possible

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Coronavirus cases in Africa near 100,000 : South Africa scientists say up to 50,000 deaths possible


With 18,000 cases, South Africa tops the infection list in Africa where some 3,000 people have died from the virus.

The number of those infected with coronavirus in Africa has reached 95,201, the Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention has reported.
More than five million people around the world have now been confirmed to have the coronavirus, according to data compiled by Johns Hopkins University. More than 328,000 people have died globally while some 1.9 million people have recovered.
The World Health Organization (WHO) reported 106,000 cases globally, the highest in a single day yet, raising concerns over the spread of COVID-19 in poor nations.

Africa reports more than 95,000 cases

The number of those infected with coronavirus in Africa has reached 95,201, the Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention has reported. According to the latest data, the death toll in the continent tallied at 2,997 while 38,075 people have recovered.

South Africa recorded 18,000 coronavirus cases, the highest number in the continent.

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South Africa scientists say up to 50,000 deaths possible
South Africa could see up to 50,000 coronavirus deaths and as many as three million infections by the end of the year as the southern hemisphere winter leads to a higher rate of infection, scientific models have shown.

The country already has the highest number of infections and deaths on the continent, with more than 18,000 identified cases and 339 deaths, but a national lockdown entering its sixth week had slowed infections.



However scientists and statisticians hired by the health ministry to model the spread of the disease said the country could see between 35,000 and 50,000 coronavirus deaths by November.

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Category Coronavirus, World News | 2020/05/21 latest update at 7:15 PM
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