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Covid-19: Africa with 329 more dead and 12,273 infected in the last 24 hours

Africa recorded 329 more covid-19 deaths in the last 24 hours, for a total of 105,001 since the start of the pandemic, and 12,273 new cases of infection, according to the most recent official pandemic data on the continent.


According to the African Union's Disease Control and Prevention Center (Africa CDC), the total number of infected people in the organization's 55 member states is 3,937,028 and the number of recovered in the last 24 hours is 10,701, for one total of 3,512,473 since the beginning of the pandemic.

Southern Africa continues to be the most affected region, with 1,847,873 infected and 57,053 killed by contagion with the disease. In this region, South Africa, the country hardest hit by the covid-19 on the continent, records 1,517,666 cases and 50,462 deaths.

North Africa is the second most affected area by the pandemic, with 1,173,110 infected and 33,332 fatalities.

East Africa accounts for 413,238 infections and 7688 deaths, while in West Africa the number of infections is 396,834 and that of deaths is 5118.

Central Africa has 105,973 cases and 1810 deaths.

Egypt, which is the second African country with the most fatalities, after South Africa, has 10,871 deaths and 184,755 infected, followed by Morocco, with 8669 deaths and 485,147 cases.

Among the countries most affected are also Tunisia, with 8,106 deaths and 235,643 cases, Algeria, with 3004 deaths and 113,669 infected, and Ethiopia, with 2394 fatalities and 162,954 infections.

Regarding Portuguese-speaking countries, Mozambique recorded 674 deaths and 61,170 cases, followed by Angola (511 deaths and 20,981 cases of infection), Cape Verde (152 deaths and 15,621 cases), Equatorial Guinea (93 deaths and 6210 cases) , Guinea-Bissau (49 dead and 3301 cases) and São Tomé and Príncipe (30 killed and 1895 cases).