Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC) has urged African countries to brace itself for possible second wave COVID-19 infections in light of the continent confirming almost 2 million cases.
The specialized technical institution of the African Union on Friday said in a statement that the death toll related to the pandemic stood at 42,336 while a total of 1,438,841 people have recovered across the continent so far.
The most COVID-19 affected African countries in terms of the number of positive cases include South Africa, Morocco, Egypt, Ethiopia and Nigeria, according to the Africa CDC.
The Southern Africa region is the most COVID-19 affected region both in terms of the number of confirmed positive cases as well as the number of deaths. The Northern Africa region is the second most COVID-19-affected African region.
Africa CDC Director, John Nkengasong, said “he time for the continent to prepare for the second wave is now.’”
The director, speaking during a virtual press conference on Thursday, said the continent has to prepare for a second wave of COVID-19 infections, as the number of new cases in several African countries is showing a slight increase
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