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Covid-19: death rate in Africa rises to 2834 in over 88,000 cases

The death toll from covid-19 in Africa rose this Tuesday to 2834, with more than 88,000 infected in 54 countries, according to the latest pandemic statistics on that continent.


According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention of the African Union (Africa CDC), in the last 24 hours the number of deaths rose from 2764 to 2834, while those infected with the covid-19 virus rose from 84,586 to 88,172.

The total number of patients recovered increased from 32,477 to 33,863.

North Africa remains the most affected region of the continent with 1445 dead and 28,106 infected with covid-19.

West Africa has 527 deaths and 24,755 infections, while Southern Africa has 305 deaths and 17,752 cases, almost all concentrated in a single country, South Africa (16,443).

Six countries - South Africa, Algeria, Egypt, Morocco, Nigeria and Ghana - account for about half of the new coronavirus infections on the continent and more than two-thirds of deaths associated with the disease.

Egypt is the country with the most deaths (645) and has 12,764 cases, followed by Algeria with 555 deaths and 7201 infected.

South Africa is the third with the highest number of deaths (286) and remains the country with the highest number of covid-19 cases, with 16,443 infected.

Morocco has a total of 192 deaths and 6952 cases, Nigeria has 191 deaths and 6175 cases, while Ghana has 29 deaths and 5735 cases, although the figures for this country have not been updated in recent days.

Among the Portuguese-speaking African countries, Guinea-Bissau has the highest number of infections, surpassing 1,000 cases on Monday (1032), and has four deaths.

Cape Verde has 328 infections and three deaths and Sao Tome and Principe has 246 cases and seven deaths.

Mozambique has 145 infected patients and Angola has 50 confirmed cases of covid-19 and three deaths.

Equatorial Guinea, which is part of the Community of Portuguese Speaking Countries (CPLP), has 522 positive cases of infection and six deaths, according to Africa CDC, but these figures have not been updated for about a week.

On a global level, according to an assessment by the AFP news agency, the covid-19 pandemic has already caused more than 316,000 deaths and infected more than 4.7 million people in 196 countries and territories.

More than 1.7 million patients have been considered cured.


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