The current tally of Coronavirus cases in Burundi now stands at 104 of which 29 still active, 71 recovered and discharged and one fatality. PHOTO|FILE.
Burundi’s health ministry announced this Monday ten new Coronavirus cases in the country after 97 people were tested for the virus.
“Of the 32 patients who are under treatment 14 of them tested negative for covid-19 and the remaining 18 are still recovering in the hospital,” a statement read from the health ministry.
The current tally of Coronavirus cases in Burundi now stands at 104 of which 29 still active, 71 recovered and discharged and one fatality.
In the East Africa Kenya’s cases topped to 3594 positive cases, Tanzania stood at 509, Rwanda 541, Uganda 810 while South Sudan is at 1755.
Africa records over 200 000 COVID-19 cases as of 11 June 2020, the pandemic is accelerating in Africa – it took 98 days to reach 100 000 cases and only 18 days to move to 200 000 cases.
Ten out of 54 countries are currently driving the rise in numbers, accounting for nearly 80% of all the cases. More than 70% of the deaths are taking place in only five countries: Algeria, Egypt, Nigeria, South Africa and Sudan.
WHO and other partners have supported governments with scaling up health workforce and laboratory capacities and to set up points-of-entry screening at airports and border crossings. These public health and social measures have been effective in slowing the spread of COVID-19 in Africa.
According to world health organization (WHO) as of this June 15, 2020, the number of infected people worldwide is almost at 8 million with over 400,000 fatalities.