Africa’s COVID-19 death toll surpasses 58 with 1,788 confirmed cases

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THE death toll from the ongoing COVID-19 in the African continent has reached 58 as confirmed positives cases surpassed 1,788 as of Tuesday, officials said.

The Africa Centre for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC), specialized agency of the 55-member AU, said on Tuesday in Addis Ababa.

The Africa CDC in its latest situation update issued on Tuesday revealed that some 13 African countries have so far reported 58 deaths due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The highly coronavirus-affected African countries include South Africa with 402 cases, Egypt with 336 cases, Algeria with 230 cases and Morocco with 134 cases as of Tuesday morning, according to the Africa CDC.

The continental disease control and prevention agency also disclosed that some 184 people who have been infected with the COVID-19 have recovered across 11 countries.

Amid the rapid spread of the virus across the African continent, figures from the Africa CDC also show that more than 130 new confirmed COVID-19 cases have been reported across the continent.

The centre reported on Monday morning that the number of positive cases had climbed from 1,654 on Monday morning to 1,788 as of Tuesday morning.

The number of deaths due to the COVID-19 pandemic rose to 58 as of early Tuesday from 52 that was reported on early Monday.

Also the number of people who have recovered from the virus has also increased from 169 on Saturday morning to 184 as of early Tuesday, according to the Africa CDC. (Xinhua/NAN)

– Mar. 24, 2020 @ 16:25 GMT |

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