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Number of deaths in Africa rises to 1467 in more than 33,000 registered cases

The number of deaths caused by covid-19 in Africa has risen to 1467 in recent hours, with 33,273 cases of the disease recorded in 52 countries, according to the latest statistics on the pandemic in that continent.

: Ahmed Jallanzo
Ahmed Jallanzo  

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention of the African Union (Africa CDC), in the last 24 hours the number of deaths has risen from 1423 to 1467, while infections have increased from 31,933 to 33,273.

The total number of patients recovered rose from 9566 to 10,091.

North Africa remains the region most affected by the disease, with 973 deaths in 13,454 registered cases.

In West Africa, there are 205 deaths and 8,266 infections.

Southern Africa accounts for 104 deaths out of 5153 covid-19 cases.

The pandemic affects 52 out of 55 countries and territories in Africa, with five countries - South Africa, Algeria, Egypt, Morocco and Cameroon - accounting for about half of new coronavirus infections and more than two-thirds of deaths associated with the disease.

Egypt has 337 deaths and 4782 infections, South Africa has 90 deaths and 4793 patients, while Morocco has 162 deaths and 4120 cases and Cameroon has 58 deaths and 1756 infections.

The highest number of fatalities is recorded in Algeria (432), with 3517 infected patients.

Among Portuguese-speaking African countries, Cape Verde leads in number of infections, with 109 cases, and keeps the register of one dead.

Mozambique has 76 reported cases of the disease and Guinea-Bissau has 74 reported cases of new coronavirus infection, with one dead.

Angola has 27 confirmed cases of covid-19 and two dead, and Sao Tome and Principe, the last Portuguese-speaking African country to detect the disease in its territory, has eight positive cases.

Equatorial Guinea, which is part of the Community of Portuguese Speaking Countries (CPLP), has 258 positive cases of infection and one dead, according to Africa CDC.

On a global level, according to an assessment by the AFP news agency, the covid-19 pandemic has already caused more than 210,000 deaths and infected more than three million people in 193 countries and territories. More than 818,000 patients have been considered cured.

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