As of Wednesday morning, the countries most affected by the pandemic were South Africa (215,855 COVID-19 cases and 3,502 deaths) Egypt (77,279 cases and 3,489 deaths) Nigeria (77,279 cases and 669 deaths), Ghana (29,789 cases and 129 deaths); and Algeria (16,879 cases and 968 deaths).
In total, Africa has 508,918 COVID-19 cases and 11,997 dead patients. However, recovery rates are very high in most nations.
In this continent, the rate of infections continues to speed up. Although it took 98 days for Africa to reach 100,000 cases since the first case was detected in Egypt on February 14, it only took 7 days for the number of cases to increase from 400,000 to 500,000.
The exponential increase in infections during June placed South Africa as the fifth nation with the highest number of cases in the world and as the fourth country with the highest number of new infections per day (between 8,000 and 10,000 per day).