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Covid-19: Africa with 768 more deaths and 22,388 new cases in the last 24 hours

Africa has recorded 652 more covid-19 deaths, bringing the total to 196,243 deaths since the pandemic began, and 22,388 more new cases of infection with the disease in the last 24 hours, according to the most recent official data.


According to the African Union Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC) bulletin released Wednesday, the cumulative total of cases is 7,786,104, while that of recovered cases is 6,941,815, up 29,778 in the last 24 hours.

Southern Africa remains the most affected region, with 102,680 deaths associated with the disease and 3,702,852 infected since the pandemic began on the continent.

Within this region, South Africa alone, the country most affected by the pandemic on the African continent, already accounts for 82,261 deaths and 2,777,259 infected and with the disease.

North Africa, with 63,133 deaths and 2,353,742 cases, is the second most affected region on the continent, with a total of 55 countries.

East Africa has a total of 18,840 deaths and 908,735 infections, while the West African region has 8385 deaths and 601,771 cases.

Central Africa remains the region of the continent with the fewest cases and deaths: 3205 deaths and 219,004 infected.

After South Africa, the most affected country is Tunisia with 23,451 deaths and 664,034 infected, followed by Egypt with 16,736 deaths and 288,441 cases.

Morocco, with 12,649 deaths and 860,948 cases of infection, and Algeria, with 5,269 deaths and 196,080 infected are other countries most affected by the disease.

Regarding the Portuguese-speaking countries, Mozambique remains the most affected by covid-19, with 1864 deaths and 146,316 cases, followed by Angola, with 1217 deaths and a total of 47,544 people infected.

Cape Verde registers 313 deaths associated with the disease and 35,354 positive cases, Equatorial Guinea 126 deaths and 9477 cases, Guinea-Bissau registers a total of 119 deaths and 5799 infected. Sao Tome and Principe, meanwhile, has been around for some time with 37 deaths and 2608 infections in the cumulative total since the start of the pandemic.

The first case of covid-19 in Africa appeared in Egypt on February 14, 2020, and Nigeria was the first sub-Saharan African country to record cases of infection on February 28.

Covid-19 has caused at least 4,507,823 deaths worldwide, among more than 216.98 million infections by the new coronavirus recorded since the start of the pandemic, according to the most recent tally by Agence France-Presse.

The respiratory disease is caused by the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus, detected in late 2019 in Wuhan, a city in central China, and currently with variants identified in countries such as the United Kingdom, India, South Africa, Brazil or Peru.

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