Africa with nearly 600,000 infected with Covid-19
Nairobi, Jul 13 (Prensa Latina) The increasing number of Covid-19 cases in Africa was pegged on Monday at 594,925, according to a daily official report on the spread of the disease.
The death rate also reached 13,249, according to the daily report issued by the Center for Disease Prevention located in Addis Ababa, the capital of Ethiopia, as well as the African Union.
The report, which covers the previous day, notes the excessive increase in cases in South Africa, where 276,242 infected have been reported, the highest number on the continent, followed by Egypt, where positive cases reached 82,070.
To a lesser degree, the most significant case in Africa is that of Madagascar, where two legislators tested positive during the test on the same day that the authorities denied that the President of the Republic, Andry Rajoelina, had contracted the illness.
Madagascar made the front pages of newspapers weeks ago when it announced that it had a drug made from the artemisia plant capable of curing Covid-19.
The reactions to the announcement were mixed since while specialists declared their skepticism about the effectiveness of the drug, President Rajoelina defended it through and through and assured that it would be patented and would put his country in the world drug market.
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