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Covid-19: Africa's death toll rises to 14,399 in over 664,000 cases

Africa recorded 355 more deaths in the last 24 hours, totaling 14,399 fatalities due to the covid-19, in more than 664 thousand cases, according to the most recent data on the continent's pandemic.


According to the African Union's Disease Control and Prevention Center (Africa CDC), the number of infected people rose to 664,051, 19,846 more than on Thursday, with 345,321 recovered, plus 10,774.

Southern Africa accounts for the largest number of cases (335,828) and registers 4891 deaths, the vast majority concentrated in South Africa, the country with the most infected and the most dead across the continent, with 324,221 cases and 4469 fatalities.

North Africa leads the number of deaths (5680), with 132,096 infections.

West Africa accounts for 102,516 cases, resulting in 4891 deaths.

East Africa recorded 51,437 cases, including 1322 fatalities, while in Central Africa there are 854 deaths and 42,174 infections.

After South Africa, Egypt is the second country with the most fatalities, with 4120 and 85,771 cases, following Algeria, with 1052 dead and 21,355 infected.

Among the five most affected countries is also Nigeria, with 769 dead and 34,854 infected, and Sudan, which maintains 668 deaths and 10,527 cases.

In relation to the Portuguese-speaking African countries, Guinea-Bissau is the one with the most infections and deaths, with 1927 cases and 26 fatalities, according to local authorities.

Cape Verde has 1894 infections and 19 deaths, while Mozambique counts 1383 infected and nine killed.

São Tomé and Príncipe accounts for 740 cases and 14 deaths and Angola has 607 confirmed cases of covid-19 and 28 dead.

Equatorial Guinea, which is part of the Community of Portuguese Speaking Countries (CPLP), has had 3071 cases and 51 deaths for several days, according to Africa CDC.

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