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Africa passes the 20,612 dead and 968,020 cases of covid-19

This Tuesday Africa counts 20,612 dead and is 32 thousand cases of reaching one million infected, according to the most recent data of the pandemic in the continent.

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According to the African Union's Center for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC), the death toll is 20,612, 324 more than in the last 24 hours, while the number of infected people is 968,020, plus 10,985.

The number of recovered people is 629,726, plus 17,769 in the last 24 hours.

The largest number of cases and deaths of covid-19 continues to be registered in Southern Africa, with 541,809 infected and 9063 deaths.

In this region, South Africa, the most affected country on the continent, accounts for 516,868 infected and 8539 deaths.

The North Africa region, the second most affected by the pandemic, now has 164,208 infected and 6,817 killed and in West Africa, the number of cases has risen to 131,680, with 1953 fatalities.

In the East Africa region, there are 81,103 cases and 1835 deaths, while the Central Africa region has 49,220 cases and 944 deaths.

Egypt is the second country with the most fatalities, after South Africa, accounting for 94,640 infected and 4888 deaths, following Algeria, which has 31,416 cases and 1226 fatalities.

Among the five most affected countries are Nigeria, with 44,129 infected and 896 deaths, and Sudan, with 11,738 cases and 752 fatalities.

In relation to African countries that have Portuguese as their official language, Cape Verde leads in number of cases (2583 cases and 25 deaths), followed by Guinea-Bissau (2032 cases and 27 deaths), Mozambique (1973 cases and 14 deaths) ), Angola (1280 infected and 58 dead) and São Tomé and Príncipe (871 cases and 15 dead).

Equatorial Guinea, which is part of the Community of Portuguese Speaking Countries (CPLP), has 4821 infected and 83 deaths.