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Africa’s Confirmed COVID-19 Cases Surpass 115,000: Africa CDC

The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases surpassed 115,000 in Africa as death toll from the disease exceeded 3,400 as of Tuesday, according to the Africa CDC.
27 May 2020 11:54
Africa’s Confirmed COVID-19 Cases Surpass 115,000: Africa CDC
Citizens walk along a street in Johannesburg, South Africa, May 22, 2020. (Xinhua/Chen Cheng)

The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases across the African continent surpassed 115,616 as the death toll from the ongoing pandemic surged to 3,479 as of Tuesday afternoon, the Africa Center for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC) said.

The Africa CDC, in its latest continental situation update report issued on Tuesday, said that some 46,630 people who have been infected with the COVID-19 have recovered across the continent as of Tuesday afternoon.

Photo taken on May 23, 2020 shows people wearing masks at public places in Dakar, Senegal. (Xinhua/Eddy Peters)

Photo taken on May 23, 2020 shows people wearing masks at public places in Dakar, Senegal. (Xinhua/Eddy Peters)

Figures from the Africa CDC also showed that amid the rapid spread of the virus across the continent, the highly COVID-19 affected African countries include South Africa with 23,615 confirmed cases, Egypt with 17,967 confirmed cases, Algeria with 8,503 confirmed cases, Nigeria with 8,063 confirmed cases, and Morocco with 7,556 confirmed cases.

The Africa CDC said 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.

The continental disease control and prevention agency added that the COVID-19 pandemic had spread across all 54 African countries.

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