Covid-19: South Africa's daily cases among highest in the world

Covid-19: South Africa's daily cases among highest in the world

- South Africa's rising number of new Covid-19 infections has put the country among the worst-hit countries

- South Africa is number 21 on the list of all infected countries

- The country also has 28% of all the Covid-19 cases on the African continent

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South Africa's Covid-19 numbers have been rising exponentially for the past two weeks and this has put the country in unwanted territory in relation to other country's numbers.

South Africa's daily infection cases have now put the country in the list of the worst-hit countries in terms of new cases.

The country currently has 70 038 confirmed cases with 1 480 deaths. With the 4 302 new cases reported over the past 24 hours, South Africa had the sixth-largest number of new infections in the world.

On Saturday, where cases grew over 3 800 in a single day, South Africa had the highest percentage growth in new Covid-19 cases.

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Globally, South Africa is number 21 on total number of Covid-19 cases. The country also has the highest number on the continent. Africa's combined cases are 242 969.

South Africa accounts for nearly 30% of all the cases on the African continent. The country is followed by Egypt which has 44 598 cases and Nigeria which has 16 085 cases.

Briefly.co.za reported that the Eastern Cape government said it expects 80% of the population in the province to contract the virus, with at least 50 000 expected to die.

The exponential rise in the cases comes as the government tries to reconcile saving lives with opening up the economy. This has created a fragile situation of trying to save the economy with as little fatalities as possible.

South Africa's cases are also expected to peak in July at the earliest, meaning the grim picture will only get worse.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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