Covid-19
As at June 30, confirmed Covid-19 cases from 55 African countries reached 5,465,801, with over 142,000 deaths.

The confirmed cases of Covid-19 from 55 African countries reached 5,465,801, with over 142,000 deaths at the end of June. The total number of recoveries is over 4.7 million.

South Africa is still the most affected country with over 1.9 million cases, and over 60, 000 deaths.

Morocco comes second with over 531,000 confirmed cases and over 9000 deaths while Tunisia is third with over 420,000 cases, however with a higher death toll of over 14,000 deaths.

Other most-affected countries are Egypt with 281,031, Ethiopia 276,037, Libya 193,238, and Kenya 184,161.

Kenya has reported 558 new cases from a sample size of 6,357 tested in the last 24 hours. The positivity rate is now 8.8 percent.

The country has at the same time reported 13 all of them being late deaths reported after conducting facility record audits on diverse dates in the months of January, February, March, and June 2021, pushing the cumulative fatalities to 3,634.

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On vaccination, over 34,269,739 vaccinations have been administered across the continent, with Kenya having administered a total of 1,378,585 jabs.

Of these, the total first doses are 1,008,120 while the second doses are 370,465.

Meanwhile, Tanzania has released figures on coronavirus for the first time in more than a year, confirming 100 cases since the third wave of infections began.

On Monday, June 28, President Samia Hassan announced Tanzania recorded 100 such cases in recent days, and said 70 patients required oxygen.

A week ago, Tanzania’s health ministry warned citizens that a third wave of Covid-19 infection was spreading across Africa.

President Suluhu Hassan said $470 million has been budgeted to purchase the Covid-19 vaccine and provide economic relief for businesses that were severely hit by the pandemic.

The president is, however, yet to announce when the vaccine will arrive but said Tanzania has joined the COVAX facility that sends doses to lower-income countries adding that specialists are determining which brand of vaccine will be sent to Tanzania and how it will be distributed.

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