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Southern and Eastern Africa COVID-19 Digest (5 June 2020)

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HIGHLIGHTS

  • Several countries in Southern and Eastern Africa have reported a significant uptick in daily cases over the past week, including Kenya, Malawi and South Africa.
  • The pandemic has gained considerable pace in the region: numbers of people who contracted COVID-19 rose from about 10,000 on 1 May to nearly 50,000 by the end of the month.
  • Multiple locations have reported a spike in gender-based violence during the outbreak, as communities face rising economic pressure.
  • Resources are urgently needed to scale-up the life-saving response and common services for the outbreak.

KEY FIGURES

  • 63,024 total cases in the region (as of 5 June)
  • 1,457 total deaths
  • 26 countries affected in the region
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