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Covid-19: Africa with 232 more deaths and 4733 infected in the last 24 hours

Africa has recorded 232 deaths associated with covid-19 in the past 24 hours, bringing the total number of deaths since the start of the pandemic to 216,496, and 4733 new infections, according to the latest official data.


According to the African Union Center for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC), the cumulative total of infection cases on the continent since the start of the pandemic is now 8,455,197 and that of recovered is 7,836,860, plus 11,997 in the last 24 hours.

Southern Africa remains the most affected region on the continent, with 3,917,980 cases and 110,891 deaths associated with covid-19. This region is home to the country most affected by the pandemic, South Africa, which accounts for 2,918,366 cases and 88,835 deaths.

North Africa, which succeeds Southern Africa in covid-19 numbers, has reached 2,572,952 SARS-CoV-2 virus infections and 69,579 deaths associated with covid-19.

East Africa has 1,044,900 infections and 22,514 deaths, and the West Africa region has 658,823 infections and 9873 deaths. Central Africa has the fewest cases of infection and deaths, 260,542 and 3639 respectively.

Tunisia, the second African country with more fatalities after South Africa, registers 25,132 deaths and 711,397 infected, followed by Egypt, with 18,151 deaths and 321,967 cases, and Morocco, with 943,222 infections, but fewer deaths than the two previous countries, 14,593 deaths associated with the disease.

Among the countries most affected are Ethiopia, with 6316 fatalities and 361,027 infections, Algeria, with 5,881 deaths and 205,599 infected people, and Kenya, with 5238 deaths associated with the disease and 252,375 accumulated infections.

In relation to Portuguese-speaking countries, Mozambique accounts for 1927 deaths associated with the disease and 151,174 infected accumulated since the beginning of the pandemic, followed by Angola (1685 deaths and 63,576 cases), Cape Verde (347 deaths and 38,098 infections), Equatorial Guinea (163 deaths and 13,097 cases), Guinea-Bissau (141 dead and 6131 infected) and São Tomé and Príncipe (56 deaths and 3613 infections).