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Africa's death toll rises to 17,747 in over 846,000 covid-19 cases

The death toll in Africa due to covid-19 has risen to 17,747, up 238 in the last 24 hours, out of about 846,000 infected, according to the latest pandemic data on the continent.


According to the African Union's Center for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC), the number of infected people has risen to 846,311, plus 18,097 in the last 24 hours.

Today, the number of people recovered from the disease is 491,889, plus 7851.

The Africa CDC indicates that the highest number of cases and deaths of covid-19 continues to be registered in Southern Africa, with 463,860 infected and 7,145 deaths, with South Africa being the country with the highest number of infected (445,433) and most dead (6769) from across the continent.

North Africa accounts for 149,264 infected and 6,330 dead, followed by West Africa, with 120,508 cases and 1845 fatalities.

The cases in East Africa now stand at 67,188, with 1535 deaths, and in Central Africa there are 45,491 infected and 892 fatalities.

Egypt is the second country with the most fatalities, after South Africa, accounting for 92,062 cases and 4606 deaths. Algeria follows with 26,750 infected and 1146 fatalities.

Among the five most affected countries is also Nigeria, with 858 dead and over 40,000 cases (40,532), and Sudan, with 11,302 infected and 706 dead.

In relation to the Portuguese-speaking African countries and according to data from local authorities, Cape Verde is the one with the most infections (2307, of which 22 deaths), while Angola leads in terms of fatalities - 40 deaths among the 932 diagnosed cases.

Guinea-Bissau records 1981 positive cases, which resulted in 26 deaths, while Mozambique accounts for 1,669 cases and 11 fatalities.
São Tomé and Príncipe has 749 cases of infection with the new coronavirus, which caused 14 deaths.

Equatorial Guinea, which is part of the Community of Portuguese Speaking Countries (CPLP), has had 3071 cases and 51 deaths for several weeks, according to the Africa CDC, although the Ecuadorian authorities report fewer positive cases (2350) and the same number of cases. deaths.

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