Medicine
Tue Apr 14, 2020 3:54
Africa: Virus Cases Exceed 15,000, Death Toll Over 800
TEHRAN (FNA)- More than 15,000 coronavirus cases have now been reported in 52 of Africa's 54 countries, according to data compiled by the Africa Centers for Disease Prevention and Control (Africa CDC).

The total number of COVID-19 cases on the continent is 15,249, with the death toll up to 816 and recoveries at 2,895, Anadolu news agency reported.

The 10 countries with the highest number of infections, fatalities, and recoveries are as follows:

  • South Africa: 2,272 cases, 27 deaths

  • Egypt: 2,190 cases, 164 deaths

  • Algeria: 1,914 cass, 293 deaths

  • Morocco: 1,763 cases, 126 deaths

  • Cameroon: 820 cases, 12 deaths

  • Tunisia: 726 cases, 34 deaths

  • Ivory Coast: 626 cases, 6 deaths

  • Ghana: 566 cases, 8 deaths

  • Niger: 548 cases, 13 deaths

  • Burkina Faso: 515 cases, 28 deaths

Since emerging in China last December, the novel coronavirus has spread to 200 countries and regions, with Europe and the US being the worst-hit areas.

More than 1.92 million cases have now been reported worldwide, with the death toll at almost 120,000 and nearly 458,000 recoveries, according to data collated by the US-based Johns Hopkins University.

Most people who contract COVID-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus, suffer only mild symptoms and go on to make full recoveries.

 

 

 

 

 

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