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Covid-19: Africa with 301 more dead and 7450 infected in the last 24 hours

Africa recorded an additional 301 deaths associated with covid-19 in the last 24 hours, for a total of 115,765 since the start of the pandemic, and 7450 new cases of infection, according to the most recent official data on the continent.

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According to the African Union's Center for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC), the total number of infected people in the organization's 55 member states is 4,350,512 and the number recovered from the disease in the last 24 hours is 5347, to a total of 3,906,408 since the start of the pandemic.

Southern Africa continues to be the most affected region, with 1,928,101 infected and 60,748 dead associated with contagion with the disease. In this region, South Africa, the country most affected by the covid-19 in the continent, registers 1,558,458 cases and 53,322 deaths.

North Africa is the second most affected area, with 1,289,125 infected and 37,095 fatalities.

East Africa accounts for 545,114 infections and 9780 deaths, while in West Africa the number of infections is 444,307 and that of deaths is 5825. Central Africa accounts for 143,865 cases of infection and 2317 deaths.

Egypt, which is the second African country with the most fatalities, after South Africa, registers 12,445 deaths and 210,489 infected, following Tunisia, with 9293 deaths and 271,861 cases of infection. Morocco records 502,102 cases of infection and 8900 deaths associated with covid-19.

Among the countries most affected are Algeria, with 3,130 dead and 118,424 infected, and Ethiopia, with 3,174 fatalities and 228,996 infections.

Regarding Portuguese-speaking countries, Mozambique recorded 791 deaths and 68,758 cases, followed by Angola (553 deaths and 23,487 cases of infection), Cape Verde (182 deaths and 19,005 cases), Equatorial Guinea (106 deaths and 7219 cases) , Guinea-Bissau (66 deaths and 3680 cases) and São Tomé and Príncipe (35 deaths and 2255 cases).