SOUTH AFRICA COUNTS MORE THAN 1 MILLION COVID-19 CASES
The Health Ministry on Sunday reported that South Africa has become the first African nation to record one million COVID-19 cases.
South Africa is the hardest hit country on the African continent, with 1,004,413 infections and 26,735 deaths, the data showed.
Currently suffering a second wave of infections, of which the majority are a new variant of the coronavirus.
According to an AFP tallt, as of 1900 GMT, a total 2,658,646 cases were recorded in Africa and 62,649 fatalities
Last week, South Africa recorded a daily average of 11,700 new infections, up 39 percent over the previous week.
For three consecutive days, from Wednesday until Friday, the daily number of new cases topped 14,000, but dropped sharply again on Saturday and Sunday.