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Covid-19: Africa with over 8556 new cases and 253 deaths in the last 24 hours

More than 8556 new cases of infection with the SARS-CoV-2 virus were registered in the last 24 hours in Africa, where the total number of cases is 8,445,917, with 216,013 deaths recorded, according to official data.

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According to the African Union Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC), over the past 24 hours there have been 253 more deaths associated with covid-19.

The number of recovered is 7,824,863, of which 13,463 in the last 24 hours.

The Southern African region is the most affected region on the continent, with 3,915,610 cases and 110,709 deaths associated with covid-19. This region is home to the country most affected by the pandemic, South Africa, which accounts for 2,917,255 cases and 88,674 deaths.

North Africa, which succeeds Southern Africa in the covid-19 numbers, reached 2,569,184 infected and 69,385 deaths associated with the disease.

East Africa has 1,043,113 infections and 22,442 deaths, and the West Africa region has 658,114 infections and 9847 deaths. Central Africa has the fewest cases of infection and deaths, 259,896 and 3,630 respectively.

Tunisia, the second African country with more fatalities after South Africa, registers 25,103 deaths and 711,007 infected, followed by Egypt, with 18,058 deaths and 320,207 cases of infection, and Morocco, which accounts for the second largest number of infections across the continent, 942,779 cases, but fewer deaths than the two previous countries, 14,566 deaths associated with the disease.

Among the countries most affected are Ethiopia, with 6258 deaths and 359,881 infections, Algeria, with 5,875 deaths and 205,453 infected people, and Kenya, with 5233 deaths associated with the disease and 252,199 infections.

In relation to Portuguese-speaking countries, Mozambique accounts for 1927 deaths associated with the disease and 151,136 infected accumulated since the beginning of the pandemic, followed by Angola (1678 deaths and 63,197 cases), Cape Verde (347 deaths and 38,052 infections), Equatorial Guinea (161 deaths and 13,020 cases), Guinea-Bissau (141 dead and 6130 infected) and São Tomé and Príncipe (56 deaths and 3613 infections).