There is no place that COVID-19 has not reached. However, data can be at times difficult to acquire because of political or social issues. One of the most difficult places on Earth to track such is in the continent of Africa, where owing to the various problems that many African societies suffer from, getting a clear view of the extent of the disease and those it has affected and where it has migrated to is a challenge. However, it has been said that Africa is a place to pay attention to because given the poor conditions of the continent, COVID-19 could easily spread there.
While death toll numbers have not been easy to get, AP News reports that the official toll for the continent has just passed one thousand.
Africa now has more than 1,000 deaths from COVID-19, the Africa Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Saturday, while Nigeria said the president’s chief of staff had died.
A total of 52 of the continent’s 54 countries have reported the coronavirus, with the overall number of cases surpassing 20,000 on Saturday.
Nigeria’s government said Abba Kyari, chief of staff to President Muhammadu Buhari, died Friday of COVID-19. “May God accept his soul,” the statement said.
Kyari had been considered by some as Nigeria’s most powerful government figure, His infection had been one of the highest-profile in Africa. Several government ministers and a U.S. ambassador were infected with the virus earlier in Burkina Faso. (source)