Very little now separates South Africa, Egypt, Morocco and Algeria as the worst hit by the coronavirus.The four countries now account for about 50 percent of Africa’s confirmed cases of 28,076 as at Thursday night. South Africa slightly leads with 3,953 cases while Egypt has 3,891. Morocco has 3548 cases and Algeria 3,007. Only four other Africa countries have infections in four digits. They are Cameroon with 1,334 cases, Ghana 1154 and Ivory Coast 1,004. Nigeria with 981 cases, Djibouti 986 and Tunisia 918 are lurking to cross the 1,000 mark. Rising cases in Africa have become worrisome for the Africa CDC and the World Health Organisation. WHO warned recently that the virus could kill more than 300,000 Africans and push 30 million into desperate poverty. The continent registered a 43% jump in reported COVID-19 cases in the last week, raising fears that it could become the next epicenter of the global outbreak. Part of the problems confronting African countries is the limited availability of testing capacity. Nigeria for instance has capacity to test only 1,000 people a day and in reality tests about 500.