Africa Tops 100,000 COVID-19 Cases As Global Total Nears 5.25 Million: Live Updates

Friday, May 22, 2020
By Paul Martin

by Tyler Durden
Fri, 05/22/2020


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Spain lifts lockdown conditions in Madrid
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UN warns of looming collapse of Yemen’s health-care system
Bulgaria allows EU residents to enter country
Brazil becomes sixth country to hit 20k COVID deaths
Thailand extends state of emergency even as no new cases reported
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Australia’s largest state, New South Wales, allows up to 50 people in restaurants and bars
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Update (1540ET): AfricaNews reports that the number of confirmed cases in Africa has passed 100,000 as epidemiologists and scientists on the Continent and elsewhere have marveled at the coronavirus’s relatively slow spread across Africa, which has largely avoided the full-scale collapse of countries’ health-care systems – or anything even close to that scenario.

Africa’s five worst-hit nations are as follows:

South Africa: 19,137

Egypt: 15,003

Algeria: 7,728

Morocco: 7,300

Nigeria: 7,016

South Africa has been the worst-hit across the continent despite a restrictive lockdown that was initially ordered back in March. It’s also by far worst-hit country across the southern African region. In Northern Africa, Egypt has the most cases, while in West Africa, Nigeria has the biggest outbreak. Cameroon is the leader in Central Africa, with 4,288 cases while Sudan leads the Horn of Africa region with 3,138 cases.

The global total, meanwhile, is rapidly closing in on 5.25 million.

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