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Africa registers 1,894 new COVID-19 cases in 24 hours

104 new deaths reported across continent during same period, says Africa Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Addis Getachew   | 13.04.2020
Africa registers 1,894 new COVID-19 cases in 24 hours

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia

At least 1,894 new cases of the coronavirus were reported across the African continent over the past 24 hours, bringing the total tally to 14,744, the Africa Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Monday. 

The latest surveillance update said 52 of 55 countries in the continent have been affected by the virus.

It said 104 more deaths have been recorded over the past 24 hours, bringing the total number of fatalities to 793.

The total number of patients who have recovered went up to 2,760, with 741 new recoveries, it added.

North Africa has the biggest number of infections with 759 people having contracted the virus over the last 24 hours, bringing the total figure of cases to 6, 464.

The number of deaths in North Africa went up to 605, with 82 new deaths registered in one day.

West Africa, it said, has 570 new cases, bringing the total to 3, 377. The total number of deaths in the region reach 85.

Southern Africa confirmed 188 new cases, taking tally to 2,328. At least 35 people have so far died of the coronavirus in the region.

Eastern Africa registered a total of 1,329 cases, with death toll rising to 30.

According to the Africa CDC, Central Africa also registered 150 new cases to post the total at 1, 246. At least 38 people have so far died due to the coronavirus.

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