COVID-19 death toll reaches 134 as confirmed cases climb to 4,282 in 46 countries: Africa CDC

2020-03-29 20:03:00Xinhua Editor : Gu Liping ECNS App Download
Special: Battle Against Novel Coronavirus

The death toll from the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic in the African continent has reached 134 as confirmed positives cases surpassed 4,282 as of Sunday, the Africa Center for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC) revealed.

The Africa CDC, specialized agency of the 55-member African Union (AU), in its latest situation update said the cases were spread across 46 African countries.

The continental disease control and prevention agency also disclosed that among the highly COVID-19 affected countries include South Africa with 1,170 confirmed cases, Egypt with 576 confirmed cases, Algeria with 454 confirmed cases, as well as Morocco with 402 confirmed cases.

The Africa CDC also disclosed that some 302 people who have been infected with the COVID-19 have recovered across the continent.

Amid the rapid spread of the virus across the African continent, figures from the Africa CDC also show that more than 358 new confirmed COVID-19 cases have been reported across the continent since the center's recent report on Friday, in which the confirmed cases have increased from 3,924 on Saturday to 4,282 as of Sunday.

The continental disease control and prevention agency also disclosed that the Northern African region is the most affected area across the continent both in terms of positive COVID-19 cases, as well as the number of deaths, in which Northern African countries have so far registered 1,716 positive COVID-19 cases as well as 98 deaths due to the pandemic.


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