Covid-19 in 43 African countries as China reports surge in imported cases

China has reported 78 new cases of the new coronavirus as well as seven new deaths due to the illness, the latest figures from the National Health Commission revealed.

Only one of the new cases was reported in Hubei province, where the Covid-19 outbreak first began in December 2019. Of the new cases, 74 were imported from abroad, a new daily high that brings the total number of imported cases in China to 427.

Since December, 81,171 people have been infected with the virus across mainland China, of whom 3,277 have died and 73,159 have recovered.

Meanwhile, the World Health Organisation, WHO, Regional Office for Africa in Brazzaville, Congo, has disclosed that there are now 1,396 confirmed cases of Coronavirus  in 43 countries across Africa. The UN health agency stated this in its regional official twitter account @WHOAFRO on Monday. 

 

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