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Covid-19: Africa has 51 deaths and over 1700 cases

The African continent has registered more than 50 deaths due to the new coronavirus, exceeding 1700 cases in 45 countries and territories, according to the most recent statistics on the covid-19 pandemic.


In total, 1,761 cases of infection since the beginning of the pandemic and 51 deaths have been recorded on this continent, according to the Worldometer portal, which compiles almost real-time information from the World Health Organization (WHO), the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention of the African Union, official country sources, scientific publications and news organizations.

There are records of deaths by covid-19 in 13 African countries: Egypt, Algeria, Morocco, Tunisia, Burkina Faso, Gabon, Sudan, Mauritius, Ghana, Democratic Republic of Congo, as well as Nigeria, Gambia and Zimbabwe, which today announced the first deaths associated with the disease.

According to the same source, the continent still has 145 recovered patients, figures that bring the total number of active infections down to 1565.

Algeria now has 17 deaths and 201 cases of SARS-CoV-2 infection, making it the African country with the highest number of deaths caused by covid-19 disease.

At the same time, the country also has the highest number of recoveries: 65, with 119 active cases now.

South Africa emerges this Monday as the country with the highest number of cumulative cases of infection in Africa (402) with 128 new cases appearing in the last few hours, registering no deaths.

Egypt has 327 cases and 14 deaths, Morocco and Burkina Faso have four deaths, with 134 and 99 cases respectively, while Tunisia has three deaths out of 89 cumulative cases.

In Portuguese-speaking countries, the three confirmed cases remain in Cape Verde, three in Angola and one in Mozambique, with no recorded deaths.


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