Africa’s COVID-19 cases surpass 30,000, death toll reach 1,374

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The death toll from the COVID-19 pandemic in Africa reached 1,374 on Sunday as confirmed positive cases reached 30,329, according to the Africa Center for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC).

The confirmed COVID-19 cases have spread across 52 African countries.

The continent has registered some 9,106 recoveries as of Sunday.

The number of confirmed positive cases across the continent rose from 29,053 on Saturday. The death toll also increased from 1,331 on Saturday.

There were about 742 new recoveries from the center’s previous report of 8,364 on Saturday.

Highly COVID-19 affected African countries include South Africa with a total of 4,361 confirmed cases, Egypt with a total of 4,319 confirmed cases, Morocco with a total of 3,897 confirmed cases as well as Algeria with a total of 3,256 confirmed cases, according to the data.

The Northern African region is the hardest hit across the continent both in terms of positive COVID-19 cases, as well as the number of deaths.

The three Northern African countries Algeria, Egypt and Morocco reported a combined 495 new confirmed COVID-19 cases 129, 227, 139, respectively, according to the latest statistics.

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