COVID-19: Africa’s death toll hits 747, as South Africa, Egypt top list

The Africa Centre for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC) has said that there are now 13,814 confirmed cases of Coronavirus (COVID-19) in 52 countries across Africa.

Africa CDC stated this in a tweet on its official Twitter handle on Sunday evening.

According to the tweet, COVID-19 has killed 747 people in Africa, while a total of 2,355 patients have recovered from the deadly disease across the continent.

South Africa remains the highest country in Africa with 2,028 cases and 25 deaths, followed by Egypt with 1,939 and 146 deaths, and Algeria with 1,825 cases and 275 deaths.

“#COVID2019 update (6 pm EAT, 12 April 2020):

“52@_AfricanUnion Member States reporting 13,814 cases, 747 deaths, and 2,355 recoveries,” the health agency tweeted.

Meanwhile, Nigeria recorded 323 confirmed cases of Coronavirus on Sunday night; 85 patients had been discharged with ten deaths as at Sunday evening.

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