Coronavirus cases in Africa exceed 242,000

Coronavirus cases in Africa exceed 242,000

Death toll tops 6,400 while recoveries near 110,000, says Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention

News Service AA

The number of coronavirus cases in Africa has reached 242,105, the Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention said on Monday.

Death toll across 54 countries in the continent went up to 6,464, while recoveries stand at 109,977, bringing the total number of active cases to 125,664.

The Southern Africa region recorded 73,600 cases, of which South Africa’s number stood at 70,000 cases, and with the second most-affected country Zambia registering 1,400 cases.

North Africa has 67,600 infections, West 51,300, East 26,700 and Central Africa 22,900.

At least 2,700 people have died of the virus so far in North Africa, 1,500 in Southern Africa, 952 in West Africa, 825 in East and 474 in Central Africa.

Southern Africa saw 40,300 recoveries, North Africa 28,700, West Africa 23,200, East 9,600 and Central Africa 8,200.

Nigeria in West Africa has 16,100 cases and 420 deaths; Sudan in East Africa 7,200 cases and 459 deaths; and Cameroon in Central Africa 8,900 cases and 214 deaths.

The pandemic has killed nearly 433,000 people worldwide, with more than 7.8 million confirmed cases. The recoveries have also surpassed 3.7 million, according to figures compiled by US-based Johns Hopkins University.


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