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COVID-19: Africa Records 100,000 Cases


Africa has now confirmed 100,664 cases following the confirmation of 4,673 COVID-19 cases across the continent.

The latest figures were released by the Africa Centre for Disease Control (CDC) yesterday.

The first case of COVID-19 was recorded on February 14 in Eygpt.

North Africa accounts for the highest number on the continent with 31,321 confirmed cases, with the highest number of recoveries and death; 13,550 and 1,523.

In West Africa, 27,303 cases has been comfirmed, with Nigeria currently accounting for the highest figure with 7,016 confirmed cases, as well as 211 fatalities, the highest deaths in the region.

While Ghana has the highest number of recoveries with 1,951 patients discharged, with Nigeria coming quite close with 1,907 recoveries.

Africa’s south accounts for the third highest figure with 20,681 cases.

Eastern and Central Africa have 11,047 and 10,312 confirmed cases, respectively.

A total of 3,105 deaths have also been recorded in Africa, while 39,543 people have recovered from COVID-19.

As of 6pm on May 22, South Africa accounted for the highest figure with 19,137 confirmed cases, followed by Egypt with 15,003 cases.

However, Egypt has recorded the most fatalities with 696 deaths. Lesotho, which is the latest country to record a case in Africa, still has only one confirmed case.

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