Africa’s COVID-19 death toll near 800, as confirmed cases rise to 14,524

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The death toll from COVID-19 pandemic on the African continent reached 788 Monday as the number of confirmed cases hit 14,524 across the continent as, according to the Africa Center for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC).

The Africa CDC also revealed that the number of confirmed positive cases across the continent rose from 13,686 on Sunday to 14,524 as of Monday afternoon.

The death toll from the pandemic across the continent also climbed from 744 on Saturday to 788 as of Monday.

The highly COVID-19 affected African countries include South Africa with 2,173 confirmed cases, Egypt with 2,065 confirmed cases, Algeria with 1,914 confirmed cases, as well as Morocco with 1,661 confirmed cases.

The figures showed that some 2,570 people who have been infected with the COVID-19 have recovered.

The Northern African region is the most affected area across the continent both in terms of positive COVID-19 cases, as well as the number of deaths, according to the Africa CDC.

Northern African countries have so far registered more than 6,379 positive COVID-19 cases as well as 603 deaths due to the pandemic.

The three northern African countries Algeria, Egypt and Morocco so far registered the highest number of deaths in Africa, 293, 159 and 118, respectively.

The African Union activated its Emergency Operations Center and its Incident Management System for the COVID-19 outbreak on Jan. 27.

The Africa CDC had also developed its third Incident Action Plan that covers the period from March 16 to April 15.

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