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Coronavirus – Africa: UNHCR East and Horn of Africa, and the Great Lakes Region COVID-19 External Update

Coronavirus – Africa: UNHCR East and Horn of Africa, and the Great Lakes Region COVID-19 External Update

AFRICA
GENEVA, Switzerland, August 21, 2020/ -- Operational Context The COVID-19 situation in the East and Horn of Africa, and the Great Lakes (EHAGL) region has entered its sixth month since the first cases were reported in March 2020. As the situation continues to evolve, the region is still relatively less impacted than the rest of the continent. As of 18 August, there were 92,373 confirmed COVID-19 cases in the 11 countries overseen by the EHAGL Bureau. Of the reported figures this past week, the EHAGL region reported an increase from 7% to 8% of the total COVID-19 cases in Africa, as well as in increase from 17% to 18% of the total tests reported on the continent. Since the first confirmed COVID-19 related death on 21 March, there are now some reported 2,110 deaths in the region (eq...
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