In South Africa, the mayor of the metropolis Johannesburg, which was particularly hard hit by Corona, died.
Johannesburg – As the responsible provincial government announced, Geoff Makhubo succumbed to the consequences of a Covid 19 infection. He had recently been taken to the hospital for this.
The country with almost 60 million inhabitants is increasingly in the grip of the particularly contagious Delta variant of the virus. The conurbation around the capital Pretoria and Johannesburg are particularly affected by a third wave of infections. Almost two thirds of all people with new infections in South Africa live there.
The country is hardest hit numerically in Africa. So far, 2.1 million cases have been documented. Almost 63,500 people died as a result of an infection. (dpa)