All African Countries Now have Confirmed Covid-19 Cases


Lesotho confirmed its index case of coronavirus on Wednesday thus making it the last African country to have a recorded case. A press statement issued by Director-General of Health Services read "The Ministry of Health informs the Basotho nation and the entire community living in Lesotho, that the country now has the first confirmed case of Covid-19. "On the 9th May 2020, the Ministry conducted 81 (eighty-one) tests for COVID-19 from travellers from South Africa and Saudi Arabia. "Results came back from South Africa on Tuesday, May 12 and indicated that 80 people tested negative for COVID-19 while one tested positive for COVID-19." Africanews reported that till date "the country has obtained 597 specimens which have been tested by South Africa's National Institute of Communicable Diseases, NICD; 295 are negative and 301 are still pending results."

Photo: @AfricaCDC/Twitter An Africa Centres for Disease Control map, showing countries with COVID-19 infections on May 13, 2020. Lesotho confirmed a case after the map was issued, bringing the continental total to 54 countries.