#COVID19: Cameroon Records Highest Death Rate In Central Africa

DR Congo, Chad, and Congo (Brazzaville) follow closely as the COVID-19 rates in Central Africa rise.

With a total of 1,324 deaths so far, Cameroon ranks top on the COVID-19 mortality register in the Central African sub-region, HumAngle can report.

Democratic Republic of Congo follows closely in second place with 967 deaths and Chad comes in third place with 174 mortalities. 

The Republic of Congo (Brazzaville) is placed fourth with 167 deaths while Gabon comes in fifth place with 161 mortalities and Equatorial Guinea is in sixth position with 122 deaths.

The Central African Republic tails the rungs at seventh position with only 98 deaths. 

Cameroon has so far recorded 80,858 COVID-19 cases since the beginning of the pandemic in March last year.

These figures were released on Thursday, July 8, 2021 by the World Health Organization (WHO) Regional Office for Africa based in Brazzaville, Congo.

After two weeks without a COVID-19 death, Gabon on July 8, 2021 registered two new deaths linked to the virus in Libreville, the capital, and Lambarene.

According to the WHO figures, the Central African health region has registered 3,015 deaths so far since the beginning of the pandemic last year.

Projections indicate that this figure might rise during this weekend.

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Chief Bisong Etahoben

Chief Bisong Etahoben is a Cameroonian investigative journalist and traditional ruler. He writes for international media and has participated in several transnational investigations. Etahoben won the first-ever Cameroon Investigative Journalist Award in 1992. He serves as a member of a number of international investigative journalism professional bodies including the Forum for African Investigative Reporters (FAIR). He is HumAngle's Francophone and Central Africa editor.

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