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Africa: Virus cases exceed 15,000, death toll over 800

South Africa leads case count, highest death toll in Algeria, according to Africa CDC data

Felix Tih   | 14.04.2020
Africa: Virus cases exceed 15,000, death toll over 800


More than 15,000 coronavirus cases have now been reported in 52 of Africa's 54 countries, according to data compiled by the Africa Centers for Disease Prevention and Control (Africa CDC).

The total number of COVID-19 cases on the continent is 15,249, with the death toll up to 816 and recoveries at 2,895.

The 10 countries with the highest number of infections, fatalities, and recoveries are as follows:

Countries Cases (15,249) Deaths (816) Recoveries (2,895)
1 - South Africa2,27227410
2 - Egypt2,190164488
3 - Algeria1,914293591
4 - Morocco 1,763126203
5 - Cameroon82012130
6 - Tunisia 726 34 43
7- Ivory Coast626689
8 - Ghana 566
9 - Niger 548 13
10 - Burkina Faso 515

Global situation

Since emerging in China last December, the novel coronavirus has spread to at least 185 countries and regions, with Europe and the U.S. being the worst-hit areas.

More than 1.92 million cases have now been reported worldwide, with the death toll at almost 120,000 and nearly 458,000 recoveries, according to data collated by the U.S.-based Johns Hopkins University.

Most people who contract COVID-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus, suffer only mild symptoms and go on to make full recoveries.

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