Covid-19 cases falling consistently, but unevenly, in Africa

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Covid-19 cases falling consistently, but unevenly, in Africa

The continent is making gains, but in nine countries the case fatality rate is higher than the global average

Senior features writer

New cases of Covid-19 in Africa dropped overall by 20% in the past week from last Thursday, reinforcing the trend seen over the past month of an average decline every week.

“Over the past four weeks, on average, there has been an overall 17% decrease in the number of new cases being reported each week,” said the director of the Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention, Dr John Nkengasong.

New cases reported in Southern Africa, influenced by the high numbers in SA, West and Central Africa, are decreasing by 28%, 16% and 37% respectively...

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