Since its outbreak in the Wuhan city of China, coronavirus scourge has dived the world into distress and interestingly, Africa has also had its own share of the damaging effect of the ravaging pandemic.
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The virus came to Africa through the desert widow of Egypt and has successfully spread to 57 countries and territories of the continent with South Africa bearing the huge burden with 32,683 official cases.
According to Worldometre, a reference website that provides counters and real-time statistics for diverse topics, 149,661 cases have been totally reported in Africa.
4,252 patients have died due to complication from the virus while 64,111 recoveries have been recorded with total active cases standing on 81,298 figure.
Meanwhile, among the 57 countries hit by coronavirus pandemic in Africa, only nine nations have less than 100 cases. Amazing!
The countries by cases
According to data obtained from John Hopkins University and Africa CDC, these countries with less than 100 cases have a lesser population compared to Nigeria and other top ten Covid-19 hit African countries.
Western Sahara: 9
Going by their population, Angola with 84 cases has 30.81 million, Eritrea with 39 cases has 3.214 million population.
Botswana with 35 cases has 2.254 million population, Burundi with 63 cases has 11.18 million population.
The Gambia with 25 cases has about 2.28 million population, Namibia with 25 cases has 2.448 million. Lesotho with 2 cases has 2.108 million, Seychelles with 11 cases has 96,762 population.
Western Sahara with 9 cases has its population estimated at just over 500,000, of which nearly 40% live in Laayoune, the largest city in the territory.
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Meanwhile, Legit.ng reported that Nigeria on Sunday, May 31, confirmed 307 new COVID-19 cases in the country, taking the total of infections in the country to 10,162.
The new cases were announced by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) on its twitter handle. The data from the NCDC showed that the cases were spread across 15 states with Lagos accounting for the highest number of infections for the day with 188 cases, Abuja – 44, Ogun – 19, Kaduna – 14, Oyo – 12, Bayelsa – 9, Gombe – 5, Kano – 3, Delta – 3, Imo – 2, Rivers – 2, Niger – 2, Bauchi – 2, Plateau – 1 and Kwara – 1.
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