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Africa’s Coronavirus infections are approaching the one million mark, according to the latest data from the Africa Centre for Disease control.

Confirmed cases are now exceeding 910,000 with more than 550,000 recoveries & 19,000 deaths.

South Africa is accounting for almost half of the number of infections with over 480,000 cases.

Some African countries that removed Covid-19 restrictions are now re-instating some of them to bring down the infections.

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Globally there are over 17.4 million infections and nearly 675,000 deaths as at August 1, 2020.

On Friday the World Health Organization has reported a record increase in global coronavirus cases.

The global health organization said infections increased by 292,527 on Friday.

The biggest increases were from the United States, Brazil, India and South Africa, according to a daily report.

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Deaths also rose by 6,812 with the same four countries dominating global headlines with large outbreaks.

The previous WHO record for new cases was 284,196 on July 24. On that same day deaths rose by 9,753.

Cases have been on the rise in Australia, Japan, Hong Kong, Bolivia, Sudan, Ethiopia, Bulgaria, Belgium, Uzbekistan and Israel, among others.

 

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Source: Africafeeds.com

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