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Covid-19: Africa with 874 deaths and over 16,000 cases

The number of deaths caused by covid-19 in Africa has risen to 874 in recent hours with more than 16,000 cases recorded in 52 countries, according to the latest pandemic data update on that continent.


According to the African Union Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC Africa) newsletter, in the last 24 hours, the number of recorded deaths has risen from 815 to 874 while infections have increased from 15,284 to 16,285.

The number of patients recovered from infection rose from 2,895 to 3,142.

North Africa remains the region most affected by the disease with 7,088 cases, 666 deaths and 1,476 recovered patients.

In Southern Africa, there are 2,585 registered cases of the disease, which has already caused 37 deaths, with 455 patients recovering from the infection.

In West Africa, there are 3,796 registered infections, 96 deaths and 802 recovered patients.

The pandemic affects 52 out of 55 countries and territories in Africa, with four countries - South Africa, Algeria, Egypt and Morocco - concentrating more than half of the infections and deaths associated with the new coronavirus.

South Africa has the highest number of cases (2,415), with 27 deaths, but the highest number of deaths is in Algeria (326), with 2,070 infected.

Egypt has 2,350 infected and 178 dead, while Morocco has 1,888 cases and 126 fatalities.

All Portuguese-speaking African countries have cases of covid-19, with Guinea-Bissau being the most affected, accounting for 43 people infected with the new coronavirus.

Angola has 19 confirmed cases of covid-19 and two deaths.

Mozambique has 28 reported cases of infection with the new coronavirus and Cape Verde has a total of 11 cases of infection since the beginning of the pandemic, including one dead.

Sao Tome and Principe, the last Portuguese-speaking African country to detect the disease in its territory, has four confirmed cases.

In Equatorial Guinea, which is part of the Community of Portuguese Speaking Countries (CPLP), 41 positive cases of infection have been confirmed.

The new coronavirus, responsible for the covid-19 pandemic, has already caused over 124,000 deaths and infected almost two million people in 193 countries and territories.

Of the cases of infection, about 413,500 are considered cured.

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