WHO releases update on Covid-19 in Africa, SA tops with number of infection cases

WHO releases update on Covid-19 in Africa, SA tops with number of infection cases

- In a WHO update of coronavirus outbreak in Africa, the continent has a total number of 265,356 cases

- South Africa has a whopping number of 80,412 with Egypt and Nigeria following in the second and third positions respectively

- Madagascar has recorded 12 death so far despite its purported herbal cure for the deadly disease

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World Health Organisation (WHO) has released the Covid-19 situation reports for African countries for Thursday, June 18.

According to WHO, Africa has a total number of 265,356 cases with recorded death cases of 7,098. On the table, South Africa has the most infection cases at 80,412.

Egypt is the second most hit country with 47,856 cases as Nigeria takes the third position with 17,735 infected people.

Madagascar has a total number if 12 deaths despite its supposed cure for the disease. Namibia, Uganda, Eritrea, Seychelles, and Lesotho are countries without recorded death cases of the virus on the continent.

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See the full table in the photo below:

The table showing how Covid-19 has affected African countries. Photo source: Twitter/WHO
The table showing how Covid-19 has affected African countries. Photo source: Twitter/WHO
Source: UGC

Meanwhile, YEN earlier reported that breakthrough treatment was identified to reduce fatalities amongst seriously ill Covid-19 patients.

Dexamethasone has proven effective in reducing deaths by 33% when it comes to patients on ventilators, according to a study by the University of Oxford.

Patients on oxygen support were observed to have improved odds by 20% on the steroid treatment.

The drug emerged the victor from the world's largest trials testing existing treatments for the virus and there is good news for South African citizens.

This steroid is cheaply available from as little as R149 (N3,369.21) an injection and even produced by the company Aspen in South Africa.

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In other news, an American man with the name James Henderson lamented how his 22-year-old grandson caught coronavirus.

Grandpa James said the young man went to a party with about 30 people without observing any form of social distancing or wearing a mask.

The man said he and 9 other people came down with the disease. In his final words, he said that this is a warning to young people who think their immune system is stronger than the virus.

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