Coronavirus: North Africa worst hit of continent, CDC

5,255 cases with 656 in Egypt and 1,326 in South Africa

31 March, 16:19

    CAIRO - With 2,167 infections recorded and 118 dead who have tested positive, North Africa continues to be the part of the continent hit worst by the COVID-19 pandemic.
    The figures were included in a Facebook post of Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), which noted that Southern Africa came in next in terms of macro regions with 1,406 cases. Almost all of the latter, 1,326, are in South Africa. In the northern part of the continent, most of the infections are seen in the heavily populated Egypt (656 cases and 41 dead), Algeria (582 and 35), and Morocco (556 and 33), according to the latest figures on Tuesday morning by the technical institute of the African Union. At the overall level, COVID-19 cases in Africa now total 5,255 with 172 that have died and tested positive for it.
    Some 371 have recovered and 47 out of Africa's 54 countries have reported at least one case. In West Africa there are 966 cases and 25 that have died, in East Africa 429 and 7 that have died, and 287 and 7 deaths in Central Africa.
    In the most populous African state, Nigeria, 131 infections have been reported and 2 deaths. 

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