Covid red flag for Africa: cases edge up

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Covid red flag for Africa: cases edge up

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Senior features writer

For the first time in three months, Africa is reporting a “slight increase” in its weekly count of new cases of Covid-19 overall, the Africa CDC and World Health Organisation Africa region has reported.

On Thursday the Africa CDC reported a 1% average increase in the number of new cases reported each week, over the past four weeks in Africa.

“Since the last press briefing, 54,449 new cases have been reported, which is a 4.5% increase in the number of new cases being reported when compared to the previous week,” according to office of Africa CDC director Dr John Nkengasong...

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