COVID-19: List of countries in Africa with highest Coronavirus deaths

Clay Curtis
May 21, 2020

Health authorities of South Africa said on Monday that 918 more coronavirus cases have been detected in the country along with 22 more deaths due to the disease, which has increased the COVID-19 case load in South Africa to 16,433 as the total number of deaths stood at 286.

Statistics South Africa's (Stats SA's) Wave 2 survey on the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on employment and income in South Africa shows that 8.1% of respondents reported that they had lost their jobs or had to close their businesses.

The two-day-old baby was born prematurely and therefore had lung difficulties which required ventilator support immediately after birth.

They also said that it is important to note that although Africa has a good record in fighting pandemics, health systems on the continent are not up for the task of containing the virus.

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"We wish to express our condolences to the loved ones of the departed and thank the helath care workers who cared for the deceased", said the Minister.

The total number of recoveries stood at 7 298. "I want to send a special tribute to the health care workers who continue to serve with honour and compassion despite the real risks they face", Mkhize added.

A Statistics South Africa (Stats SA) survey has revealed that 8.1% of its respondents lost jobs or closed businesses as a outcome of the Covid-19 outbreak.

However, the Covid-19 pandemic brought about a change where 77.9% of those who worked during the national lockdown did so from home, compared with 15.1% who worked from non-residential buildings. "We salute her for the contribution she has made to the fight against Covid-19", Mkhize said.

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