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Covid-19: Africa with more than 9000 cases and 414 deaths

The number of deaths caused by covid-19 in Africa has risen to 414 in the last hours in a universe of more than 9198 cases registered in 51 countries, according to the most recent update of the pandemic data in that continent.


According to the bulletin of the African Union's Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC Africa), in the last 24 hours the number of registered deaths has risen from 360 to 414, with confirmed infections rising from 8536 to 9198.

CDC Africa also recorded 813 patients recovered after infection.

With the announcement, on Sunday, of the first confirmed case of infection by the new coronavirus in South Sudan, 51 countries and territories in Africa are now affected by the covid-19 pandemic.

Also on Sunday, the first death of a covid-19 patient was recorded in Ethiopia, a country that hosts the headquarters of the African Union.

According to CDC Africa, most African countries (39) already have local transmission of the disease, while 12 countries report only imported infections.

North Africa remains the region most affected by the disease, with 4043 cases, 298 deaths and 420 recovered patients.

In southern Africa, there are 1756 registered cases of the disease, which has already caused 16 deaths, with 53 patients recovering from the infection.

In West Africa, there are 1707 infections, 51 deaths and 282 recovered patients.

South Africa is the country with the most confirmed cases of the disease (1655), registering 11 deaths and 45 recovered patients.

Algeria (1251 cases and 130 deaths), Egypt (1173 cases and 78 deaths) and Morocco (1021 cases and 70 deaths) are other countries with significant numbers.

In at least a dozen countries, the number of confirmed cases is in the hundreds.

So far, no cases have been announced in São Tomé and Príncipe, Comoros, the Sahrawi Republic and Lesotho.

São Tomé and Príncipe remains thus the only Portuguese speaking country in Africa without any confirmed case.

Guinea-Bissau is now the Portuguese-speaking African country with the most registered cases, after having confirmed on Saturday 18 people with infections by the new coronavirus.

Angola, which already counts two deaths, has since Saturday registered four more confirmed cases of the disease, now totaling 14.

Mozambique maintains 10 confirmed cases of infection with the new coronavirus.

Cape Verde totals seven cases of infection since the beginning of the pandemic, including one dead.

In Equatorial Guinea, which is part of the Community of Portuguese Speaking Countries, 16 positive cases of infection with the new coronavirus are confirmed.

In the context of measures to combat the pandemic, the CDC Africa now counts 43 countries with fully closed borders, seven with suspended air connections, three with entry and exit restrictions and two with entry restrictions for citizens from countries at risk.

The new coronavirus, responsible for the covid-19 pandemic, has already infected more than 1.2 million people worldwide, of whom more than 68,000 died.

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