Since the outbreak of new coronavirus, the WHO has supported African governments with early detection by providing COVID-19 testing kits to countries, training health workers and strengthening surveillance systems in communities. Forty-four (44) countries in the WHO African region can now test for COVIC-19.

According to Africa Centre for Disease Control and Prevention the confirmed cases of coronavirus were 1,228,971, deaths were 29,087 and 960,926 recoveries in Africa as at 30th August 20201 The exact factors responsible for the relatively low cases, low mortality and high recoveries are not known yet

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