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World South Africa's coronavirus cases hit more than half a million

09:55  02 august  2020
09:55  02 august  2020 Source:   aljazeera.com

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a group of people standing in front of a crowd: Slightly more than three million people have so far been tested for the virus in South Africa, which confirmed its first case five months ago, and 8,153 deaths have been recorded [Kim Ludbrook/EPA] © [Kim Ludbrook/EPA] Slightly more than three million people have so far been tested for the virus in South Africa, which confirmed its first case five months ago, and 8,153 deaths have been recorded [Kim Ludbrook/EPA]

South Africa's confirmed cases of COVID-19 have crossed half a million, its health ministry has announced, while cases in Africa as a whole approached a million.

Africa's most industrialised nation recorded 10,107 new confirmed cases of COVID-19, the respiratory illness caused by the novel coronavirus, pushing the total to 503,290, the ministry said on Saturday.

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Slightly more than three million people have so far been tested for the virus in South Africa, which confirmed its first case five months ago, and 8,153 deaths have been recorded.

Africa has recorded 934,558 cases, 19,752 deaths and 585,567 recoveries, according to a Reuters tally.

South Africa imposed a nationwide lockdown at the end of March to curb the spread of the virus, but it has now eased many restrictions to boost economic activity - as have other countries across the continent, a large chunk of whose populations are poor and face hunger.

"The lockdown succeeded in delaying the spread of the virus by more than two months, preventing a sudden and uncontrolled increase in infections in late March," South African President Cyril Ramaphosa said in a separate statement.

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Africa ' s most industrialised nation recorded 10,107 new confirmed cases of COVID-19, the respiratory illness caused by the novel coronavirus , pushing the total to 503,290, the ministry said. Just over 3 million people have so far been tested for the virus in South Africa , which confirmed its first case

JOHANNESBURG — South Africa ' s confirmed cases of COVID-19 have crossed half a million , its health ministry said on Saturday, while cases in Africa Africa ' s most industrialised nation recorded 10,107 new confirmed cases of COVID-19, the respiratory illness caused by the novel coronavirus

As restrictions have eased, infections have spiked during the last two months.

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However, the daily increase in infections appears to be stabilising, particularly in the worst-hit Western Cape, Gauteng and Eastern Cape provinces, Ramaphosa added.

The World Health Organization's top emergencies expert Mike Ryan last week warned that South Africa's experience was a precursor for what was likely to happen across the continent.

The difficulty - if not outright impossibility - of socially distancing in Africa's poor, tightly packed urban areas, has also been an enabler for the spread of the virus.

Cases in South Africa, which has the fifth-highest total in the world, have overwhelmed an already stretched healthcare system.

That presents a cautionary tale to the other African countries, whose health services are, for the most part, even more stretched.

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South Africa has surpassed 500,000 confirmed Covid-19 cases , representing more than 50% of all reported coronavirus infections in Africa ’ s 54 We may reach one million cases very quickly,” said Denis Chopera, a virologist based in Durban. “What we know for sure is that the figures are an

South Africa has become the epicentre of the deadly pandemic on the continent. More than 8,000 people have died as a result of Covid-19 in the country since the outbreak began. Topic | Coronavirus pandemic.

During August, the National Ventilator Project will deliver 20,000 locally produced, non-invasive ventilators to where they are most needed, Ramaphosa said, as the government continues to mobilise additional facilities, equipment and personnel in provinces still experiencing an increase in infections.

South Africa was already in recession before the coronavirus hit, and its unemployment stands at 30 percent. Ramaphosa's government has extended grants to the country's poorest, increased supplies to hospitals and recently accepted a $4.3bn loan from the International Monetary Fund.

Corruption in the country's pandemic response is a growing problem. On Thursday, the top health official in Gauteng province was forced to step down over corruption allegations related to government contracts for COVID-19 personal protective equipment.

Ramaphosa has warned that now, more than ever, South Africa's persistent problem with widespread graft is endangering people's lives.

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