COVID-19: Egypt overtakes South Africa as death toll hits 961 on continent

The Africa Centre for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC) has said that there are now 18,333 confirmed cases of Coronavirus (COVID-19) in 52 countries across Africa.

Africa CDC stated this in a tweet on its official Twitter handle on Friday morning.

According to the tweet, COVID-19 has killed 961 people in Africa, while a total of 4,352 patients have recovered from the deadly disease across the continent.

Egypt is now the highest country in Africa with 2,673 cases and 196 deaths, followed by South Africa with 2,605 cases and 48 deaths, and Morocco with 2,283 cases and 130 deaths, while Algeria follows with 2,268 cases and 348 deaths.

“#COVID2019 update (9 am EAT 17 April 2020).

“52@_AfricanUnion Member States reporting 18,333 cases, 961 deaths, and 4,352 recoveries,” the health agency tweeted.

Meanwhile, Nigeria recorded 35 confirmed cases of Coronavirus on Thursday night. 152 patients have been discharged with thirteen deaths as at Thursday night.

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