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Covid-19: Africa with 1092 more deaths and 24,308 infected in the last 24 hours

Africa has recorded 1092 deaths associated with covid-19 in the past 24 hours, bringing the total number of deaths since the start of the pandemic to 208,686, and 24,308 new infections, according to the latest official data.

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According to the African Union Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC), the cumulative total of cases of infection on the continent since the start of the pandemic is now 8,214,909 and that of recovered is 7,564,596, plus 11,910 in the last 24 hours.

Southern Africa remains the most affected region on the continent, with 3,863,008 cases and 108,272 deaths associated with covid-19. This region is home to the country most affected by the pandemic, South Africa, which accounts for 2,892,081 cases and 86,655 deaths.

North Africa, which succeeds Southern Africa in covid-19 numbers, has reached 2,503,072 SARS-CoV-2 virus infections and 66,980 deaths associated with covid-19.

East Africa has 975,484 infections and 20,751 deaths, and the West Africa region has 640,458 infections and 9396 deaths. Central Africa has the fewest cases of infection and deaths, 232,887 and 3287 respectively.

Tunisia, the second African country with more fatalities after South Africa, registers 24,676 deaths and 703,059 infected, followed by Egypt, with 17,074 deaths and 299,710 cases, and Morocco, which accounts for the second highest number of infections in the entire continent, 925,507 cases, but fewer deaths than the two previous countries, 14,076 deaths associated with the disease.

Among the countries most affected are also Algeria, with 5748 deaths and 202,283 infected people, Ethiopia, with 5291 fatalities and 338,306 infections, and Kenya, with 5045 deaths associated with the disease and 247,675 accumulated infections.

In relation to Portuguese-speaking countries, Mozambique has 1,907 deaths associated with the disease and 150,370 have been infected since the beginning of the pandemic, followed by Angola (1460 deaths and 53,840 cases), Cape Verde (333 deaths and 37,290 infections), Equatorial Guinea (142 deaths and 11,806 cases), Guinea-Bissau (133 deaths and 6,094 infected) and São Tomé and Príncipe (47 deaths and 3,217 infections).