ADDIS ABABA, The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Africa has reached 10,373,362 cases, the Africa Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC) said.
The specialized healthcare agency of the African Union (AU) said the death toll across the continent stands at 234,821 with 9,289,674 recoveries so far. South Africa, Morocco, Tunisia and Ethiopia are among the countries with the
most cases on the continent, it said.
Figures from the Africa CDC show that African countries have so far conducted about 92,705,703 COVID-19 medical tests.
The African continent presently represents 3.3 percent of all COVID-19 cases reported globally, as well as 4.2 percent of all COVID-19 related deaths globally, according to the agency.
In terms of caseloads, southern Africa is the most affected region, followed by the northern and eastern parts of the continent, while central Africa is the least affected region, according to the Africa CDC.
FRANCISTOWN (Botswana): The 16th Chinese medical team to Botswana on Friday donated a consignment of personal protective equipment to Nyangabgwe Referral Hospital, located in Botswana’s second largest city Francistown.
The items, including face masks, isolation clothes, disposable protective clothing and face shields, will go a long way in easing the shortage of personal protective clothing at the hospital.
“Shortage of personal protective equipment becomes a bar to the containment of COVID-19,” Wu Zhaohui, the leader of the 16th China Medical Team in Francistown, said at the donation ceremony.
He said the donated medical supplies can help protect medical staff and thus are instrumental in controlling the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic. A total of 21 members of the 16th Chinese medical team are working at the
Nyangabgwe Referral Hospital.
Source: Nam News Network