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Covid-19: Africa's death toll rises to 4601 in over 162,000 cases

The death toll in Africa due to covid-19 rose this Thursday to 4601, another 108 in more than 162,000 cases in 54 countries, according to pandemic data on the continent.


According to the African Union's Center for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC), the death toll rose from 4493 to 4601 (+108), while that of those infected rose from 157,322 to 162,673 (+5351).

The same data indicates that the number of recovered patients has exceeded 70 thousand (70,475), 3468 more than the previous day.

The region of the continent most affected by the new coronavirus remains North Africa, with 2052 deaths, in 48,221 cases.

Southern Africa is the second region with the most cases (39,971) and with 817 deaths, the majority concentrated in South Africa, the country with the highest number of cases on the continent (37,525) and the second with the most deaths (792).

West Africa has 758 deaths and 37,690 infections, in East Africa there are 561 fatalities and 19,116 cases, while in Central Africa there are 413 deaths in 17,675 cases.

Egypt is the country with the most deaths (1088) and records 28,615 infections, followed by South Africa and then Algeria, with 673 fatalities and 9733 infected.

Morocco has 206 fatalities and 7922 cases, Nigeria has 315 deaths and 11,166 infected, while Ghana has 38 deaths and 8548 cases.

Among the Portuguese-speaking African countries, Guinea-Bissau is the one with the most infections, with 1339 cases, registering eight deaths.

São Tomé and Príncipe accounts for 484 cases and 12 deaths and Cape Verde has 477 infections and five deaths.

Mozambique counts 316 infected patients and two dead and Angola has 86 confirmed cases of covid-19 and four dead.

Equatorial Guinea, which is part of the Community of Portuguese Speaking Countries (CPLP), has maintained 1306 cases and 12 deaths for several days, according to Africa CDC.

Globally, according to a report by the AFP news agency, the covid-19 pandemic has already claimed more than 382,000 deaths and infected more than 6.4 million people in 196 countries and territories. More than 2.7 million patients were considered cured.

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