September 29, 2020
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COVID-19: Ghana has fourth-highest confirmed cases in Africa

The Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC) has announced that African Union member states have reported 275,327 confirmed cases of COVID-19 as of June 19, 2020.

According to the Africa CDC figures, there have been 7,395 deaths and 125,316 recoveries in the region.

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Most cases in Africa

South Africa has recorded the most cases on the continent with 83,890 cases, followed by Egypt and Nigeria with 50,437 and 18,480 cases respectively.

Ghana has the fourth-highest number of COVID-19 cases on the African continent with 12,929 cases.

Coronavirus case count in Africa;

  1. South Africa – 83,890
  2. Egypt – 50,437
  3. Nigeria – 18,480
  4. Ghana – 12,929
  5. Algeria – 11,385
  6. Cameroon – 10,140
  7. Morocco – 9,074
  8. Sudan – 8,020

Ghana’s low case-fatality ratio

However, among the countries with the highest cases, Ghana which has recorded 66 deaths from the Coronavirus has the lowest case-fatality ratio – 0.51%.

The remaining countries have ratios above two per cent with Algeria having the highest – 7.12% (475 deaths from 18,480 confirmed cases).

Case-Fatality ratios;

Ghana
Case-Fatality Ratio: 0.51%

South Africa
Case-Fatality Ratio: 2.07%

Morocco
Case-Fatality Ratio: 2.30%

Nigeria
Case-Fatality Ratio: 2.57%

Cameroon
Case-Fatality Ratio: 2.65%

Egypt
Case-Fatality Ratio: 3.84%

Sudan
Case-Fatality Ratio: 6.07%

Algeria
Case-Fatality Ratio: 7.12%

Source: General News

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