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Africa with 72 deaths and more than 2700 cases of Covid-19

The number of deaths caused by covid-19 in Africa rose to 72 today with the cumulative number of cases exceeding 2700 in 46 countries, according to the latest pandemic statistics.

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In total, there are 2746 cases of infection on this continent since the beginning of the pandemic and 72 deaths, according to data from the African Union Center for Disease Prevention and Control (AfricaCDC), which reports data registered until 9:30 am in Addis Ababa (07:30 hours in Luanda) and counts only 46 countries.

Some dozens of confirmed cases are left out in the French African territories of Mayotte and Réunion.

AfricaCDC records deaths from covid-19 in 16 African countries: Algeria, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Democratic Republic of Congo, Egypt, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Mauritius, Morocco, Nigeria, Sudan, Tunisia, Zimbabwe, Cape Verde, Niger.

According to the same source, the continent still has 210 recovered patients, numbers that bring the total number of active infections down to 2536.

North Africa is the region with the highest number of cases and deaths associated with the disease, accounting for 1159 infections, 53 deaths and 180 recovered patients.

In this region, Egypt (456 cases) and Algeria (302) each account for 21 deaths, concentrating the largest number of fatal cases across the continent.

South Africa follows, where Angola and Mozambique are located, with 743 cases, most of them concentrated in South Africa. In this region, there is a confirmed death.

West Africa, which includes Cape Verde and Guinea-Bissau, has 497 cases and 10 deaths.

The region with the least confirmed infections is Central Africa, which accounts for 150 cases and five deaths from covid-19.

Eastern African countries account for 197 cases and three deaths.

South Africa remains the country with the highest cumulative infection rate in Africa (709), with no deaths.

Tunisia (173), Burkina Faso, Senegal (99), Nigeria (51) are other countries with significant numbers of infections.

In the Portuguese-speaking countries, Angola and Cape Verde each register three cases of covid-19 in their territories, Mozambique confirmed five and Guinea-Bissau two.

In Equatorial Guinea, which is part of the Community of Portuguese Speaking Countries, ÁfricaCDC registers nine people infected with the disease, but the Government of the country has already confirmed 11 positive cases of infection with the new coronavirus.

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