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COVID-19 cases in Africa surpass 787,500

Death toll nears 16,700, more than 446,000 patients have recovered, says Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention

Addis Getachew Tadesse   | 24.07.2020
COVID-19 cases in Africa surpass 787,500

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia

The total number of coronavirus cases across Africa has climbed to 787,501, the Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention said on Friday.

The death toll from the virus in the continent reached 16,697, the latest figures indicate, while a total of 446,082 patients have recovered so far.

The Southern Africa region has recorded 424,200 cases, North Africa 143,300, West Africa 114,000, East Africa 61,800 and Central Africa 42,200.

At least 6,400 people have died in Southern Africa, 6,100 in North Africa, 1,800 in West Africa, 1,500 in East Africa and 871 in Central Africa.

More than 241,600 patients have recovered in Southern Africa, 72,800 in West Africa, 69,600 in North Africa, 34,200 in East Africa and 27,800 in Central Africa.

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