COVID-19: Global infections surpass 1 million

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The global number of Coronavirus infections has surpassed one million to currently stand at 1,015,728 cases.

United States has the highest number of infections at 245,088 followed by Italy with 115,242 cases. Spain follows closely with 112,065 cases.

Germany has surpassed China with the number of infections, recording 84,794 cases compared to China’s 81,620.

The global death toll is at 53,203 with Italy recording the most COVID-19 related deaths with 13,915 followed by Spain with 10,348. United States comes third with 6,075 deaths.

The number of people who have recovered from the virus stands at 212,991. China has recorded the most recoveries at 76,571 followed by Spain with 26,743 recoveries. Germany follows closely with 22,440. Italy comes fourth with 18,278 recoveries.

With more than 200,000 recoveries and 53,000 deaths, global active cases now stand at 749,534 cases.

Status in Africa

South Africa has the highest number of infections in the continent 1,462 cases. The country, which is currently on lockdown, has recorded 50 recoveries and five deaths in this pandemic.

Algeria, which has the highest death toll in the continent at 86 deaths, comes in second with 986 cases. The country has recorded 61 recoveries.

Egypt follows closely with 865 cases, 58 deaths and 201 total recoveries. Morocco follows with 708 cases, 44 deaths and 31 recoveries.

Lesotho, Comoros, Sao Tome and Principe and South Sudan are yet to record any case.

East African Community

Kenya has the highest number of infections in the EAC block with 110 cases. The country has recorded three deaths and four recoveries, bringing the total number of active cases to 103 cases.

Rwanda, which has neither recorded deaths nor recoveries and is currently on lockdown, comes in second with 84 cases.

Uganda, also like Rwanda who have neither recorded deaths nor recoveries and is currently on lockdown, comes in third with 45 infections.

Tanzania has 20 cases. The country has recorded one death and two recoveries bringing its number of total active cases to 17.

Burundi, which had not recorded any case of COVID-19 infection, joined their East African counterparts in fighting the disease after recording their first two cases on Tuesday 31st March, 2020. The country currently has three infections.

South Sudan is the only country in the EAC block that is yet to record any COVID-19 infection.

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