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Covid-19: Africa with 290 more dead and 10,711 infected in the last 24 hours

In the last 24 hours, Africa recorded a further 290 deaths from covid-19, for a total of 104,672 since the start of the pandemic, and 10,711 new cases of infection, according to the most recent official pandemic data on the continent.

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According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention of the African Union (Africa CDC), the total number of infected people in the 55 member states of the organization is 3,924,755 and that of recovered in the last 24 hours is 5390, for one total of 3,501,772 since the beginning of the pandemic.

Southern Africa remains the most affected region, with 1,843,726 infected and 56,909 killed by infection with the disease. In this region, South Africa, the country hardest hit by the covid-19 on the continent, records 1,516,262 cases and 50,366 deaths.

North Africa is the second most affected area by the pandemic, with 1,170,309 infected and 33,215 fatalities.

East Africa accounts for 411,383 infections and 7664 deaths, while in West Africa the number of infections is 393,933 and the number of deaths is 5077.

Central Africa has 105,404 cases and 1807 deaths.

Egypt, which is the second African country with the most fatalities, after South Africa, has 10,822 deaths and 184,168 infected, followed by Morocco, with 8653 deaths and 484,753 cases.

Among the countries most affected are also Tunisia, with 8074 deaths and 235,008 cases, Algeria, with 2998 deaths and 113,501 infected, and Ethiopia, with 2391 fatalities and 161,974 infections.

In relation to Portuguese-speaking countries, Mozambique recorded 668 deaths and 60,395 cases, followed by Angola (510 deaths and 20,923 cases of infection), Cape Verde (150 deaths and 14,921 cases), Equatorial Guinea (93 deaths and 6210 cases) , Guinea-Bissau (48 deaths and 3282 cases) and São Tomé and Príncipe (30 deaths and 1840 cases).