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Death toll in Africa rises to 3589 in over 119,000 cases of covid-19

The death toll in Africa from covid-19 has increased to 3589 in the last 24 hours, 118 more in more than 119,000 cases of infection in 54 countries, according to data on the pandemic in that continent.

: Brian Inganga
Brian Inganga  

According to the African Union's Disease Control and Prevention Center (Africa CDC), the death toll has risen in the last 24 hours from 3471 to 3589 (+118), while infection cases have increased from 115,346 to 119,391 (+4045).

The total number of recovered patients rose from 46,426 to 48,618 (+2192).

North Africa is the region most affected by the disease on the continent, with 1676 dead and 36,420 infected with the new coronavirus.

West Africa recorded 654 deaths and exceeded 30,000 infections (30,406), while Southern Africa accounts for 547 deaths and 25,944 cases, almost all in a single country, South Africa (24,264).

In Central Africa there are 361 fatalities in 13,604 cases and East Africa has 351 deaths and 13,017 cases.

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

Egypt is the country with the most deaths (797) and has 18,756 infections, followed by Algeria, with 617 fatalities and 8697 infected.

South Africa is the third with more deaths (524), continuing to be the country in the continent with more cases of covid-19 (24,264).

Morocco totals 202 fatalities and 7577 cases, Nigeria reports 249 deaths and 8344 cases, while Ghana has 34 deaths and 7117 cases.

Among the Portuguese-speaking African countries, Guinea-Bissau has the most infections, with 1178 cases, and records seven deaths.

São Tomé and Príncipe counts 441 cases and 12 deaths and Cape Verde has 390 infections and four deaths.

Mozambique counts 213 infected patients and one dead and Angola has 71 confirmed cases of covid-19 and four dead.

Equatorial Guinea, which is part of the Community of Portuguese Speaking Countries (CPLP), has exceeded one thousand positive cases of infection (1043) and the death toll has increased to 12, according to Africa CDC.

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