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Coronavirus - Africa: Decrease in COVID-19 cases in Africa

There has been a 2% decrease in the number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the WHO African Region compared to the last reporting period. 83% of cases have recovered. For more detailed analysis, read our most recent COVID-19 Situation Report: https://bit.ly/32ZC3As 10 countries account for 87% (995,723) of reported…

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Coronavirus: Social, environmental factors seen behind Africa’s low COVID-19 cases

Deaths attributed to COVID-19 have also remained low in the region

COVID-19 transmission in Africa has been marked by relatively fewer infections, which have been on the decline over the past two months, owing to a variety of socio-ecological factors as well as early and strong public health measures taken by governments across the region. The pandemic has largely been in…

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Coronavirus - Africa: 10 countries account for 87% (973,910) of reported COVID-19 cases in the African Region

There has been a 14% decrease in the number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the WHO African Region compared to the last reporting period. 83% of cases have recovered. For more detailed analysis, read our most recent COVID-19 Situation Report: https://bit.ly/35KIc5n. 10 countries account for 87% (973,910) of reported…

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Noncommunicable diseases increase risk of dying from COVID-19 in Africa

In South Africa, which accounts for nearly half of all cases and deaths on the continent, 61% of the COVID-19 patients in hospitals had hypertension and 52% had diabetes

There is increasing evidence that Africans living with noncommunicable diseases (NCDs) such as hypertension and diabetes are more likely to suffer severe cases of COVID-19 and die. In South Africa, which accounts for nearly half of all cases and deaths on the continent, 61% of the COVID-19 patients in hospitals…

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Coronavirus - Africa: COVID-19 Genome Sequencing Laboratory Network Launches in Africa

Ongoing sequencing is already providing crucial information for determining the type of SARS-CoV-2 lineage circulating in some countries

With several African countries now expanding COVID-19 testing, the World Health Organization (WHO) and the Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC) have launched a network of laboratories to reinforce genome sequencing of the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), the virus that causes COVID-19, in Africa.…

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WHO Africa Online Press Briefing on COVID-19

The briefing is on-the-record and it is an opportunity for you to ask questions on COVID-19

Please join an online media briefing with representatives from the World Health Organization (WHO) Regional Office for Africa (https://www.AfRO.who.int/) and the African Institute for Health and Development. The briefing is on-the-record and it is an opportunity for you to ask questions on COVID-19. The media briefing is facilitated by APO Group. Speakers…

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Coronavirus - Africa: Decrease of 25% in COVID-19 cases recorded compared to previous reporting period

COVID-19 cases in the African Region continue to slow down during past two weeks. There is a 25% decrease in cases recorded compared to previous reporting period.  For more detailed analysis, read our most recent COVID-19 Situation Report: https://bit.ly/3j04u6A 10 countries account for 88% (849,503) of all reported COVID-19 cases…

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WHO Africa Online Press Briefing on COVID-19 in Africa

The briefing is on-the-record and it is an opportunity for you to ask questions about the COVID-19 in Africa

Please join an online media briefing with the World Health Organization (WHO) Regional Director for Africa (www.AfRO.who.int), Dr. Matshidiso Moeti and UNICEF Regional Director for Eastern and Southern Africa, Mohamed Malick Fall. The briefing is on-the-record and it is an opportunity for you to ask questions about the COVID-19 in Africa.…

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Coronavirus - Africa: 13% increase in the COVID-19 cases for African Region in the last week

There has been a 13% increase in the number of COVID-19 cases in the African Region in the past week, compared to a 18% increase recorded during the previous reporting period. For more detailed analysis, read our most recent COVID-19 Situation Report: https://bit.ly/2DMjp4U 10 countries account for 89% (735,482) of…

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Coronavirus - Africa: 10 countries account for 88% (546,678) of all reported COVID-19 cases in the African Region

10 countries account for 88% (546,678) of all reported #COVID19 cases in the African Region: South Africa, Nigeria, Ghana, Algeria, Cameroon, Côte d’Ivoire, Kenya, Ethiopia, Senegal & DRC. South Africa accounts for more than half of cases. Full report: https://bit.ly/32MvMJ1