Africa has been witnessing an overall drop in the rate of infections from the novel coronavirus, says the director of the Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
John Nkengasong made an announcement on the infection rate during a weekly media briefing conducted virtually every Thursday.
Africa recorded a 14% drop in the number of new infections across the continent over the past one week compared to the previous, he said.
The continent has so far recorded 1,267,656 cases, 30,294 deaths, and 1,009,824 recoveries, according to the daily update by the Africa CDC.
While declaring an overall fall in rate of infections, Nkengasong said: “We are not declaring victory. We have a long way to go to beat the virus in Africa.”
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