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Death toll in Africa rises to 5334 in close to 196,000 cases of covid-19

The death toll in Africa due to covid-19 has risen in the last 24 hours to 5334, plus 159 in almost 196,000 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 5175 to 5334 (+159), while the number of infected people rose from 189,434 to 195,875 (+6441).

The same data indicates that the number of patients recovered is 86,068, 3180 more than the previous day.

The region of the continent most affected by the new coronavirus remains North Africa, with 2291 deaths, in 56,251 cases.

Southern Africa is the second region with the most cases (53,749) and 1108 deaths, the majority concentrated in South Africa, the country with the highest number of cases on the continent, surpassing 50 thousand (50,879) and the second with more deaths, the pass the thousand (1080) barrier in the last 24 hours.

West Africa has 836 deaths and 42,447 infections, East Africa has 662 fatalities and 22,740 cases, while in Central Africa there are 437 deaths from 20,688 infections.

Egypt is the country with the most deaths (1271) in 35,444 infections, followed by South Africa and then Algeria, with 715 fatalities and 10,265 infected.

Morocco totals 208 fatalities and 8,302 cases, Nigeria reports 354 deaths and 12,486 infected, while Ghana has 48 deaths and 9910 cases.

Among the Portuguese-speaking African countries, Guinea-Bissau is the one with the most infections, with 1389 cases, registering 12 deaths.

Cape Verde has 567 infections and five deaths and São Tomé and Príncipe accounts for 513 cases and 12 deaths.

Mozambique counts 433 infected patients and two dead and Angola has 92 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.

The covid-19 pandemic has already caused more than 404,000 deaths and infected more than seven million people in 196 countries and territories, according to the balance made by the French agency AFP.

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