Coronavirus (COVID-19)

The number of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) cases in the WHO African Region is now at 1 175 271 with 25 825 deaths. Since our last External Situation Report 30 issued on 23 September 2020, a total of 25 327 new confirmed COVID-19 cases and 817 new deaths were reported from 45 countries between 23 and 29 September 2020. This is a 13% decrease in incidence cases and a 7% increase in deaths compared to 29 218 cases and 764 deaths registered during the previous reporting period (17 – 24 September 2020). Countries reporting the highest number of cases in the past seven days include; South Africa 9 290 (37%), Ethiopia 4 162 (16%), Mozambique 1 442 (6%), Uganda 1 305 (5%) and Kenya 1 154 (5%). Case incidence has continued to decrease in the past weeks, with South Africa continuing to consistently register the largest number of reported cases for many weeks, however with a 21% decrease noted in the past seven days.

Read full situation report on COVID-19 outbreak – Sitrep 31,  30 September 2020

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