Africa’s COVID-19 death toll rise to 313, cases climb to 7,741

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The death toll from COVID-19 pandemic on the African continent has reached 313 while confirmed positive cases surpassed 7,741, according to figures from the Africa Center for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC) released on Saturday.

The Africa CDC said the cases are spread across 50 African countries.

Highly affected countries include South Africa with 1,505 confirmed cases, Algeria with 986 confirmed cases as well as Egypt with 985 confirmed cases.

According to the situation updates, some 753 people who were infected with the COVID-19 have so far recovered across the continent.

The statistics also show that more than 713 new confirmed COVID-19 cases were reported across the continent since the center’s updates on Friday, increasing confirmed cases to 7,741 from 7,028 on Friday.

The death toll increased from 284 to 313 as of the stated period.

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