COVID-19 Kills 52, Infects 1,655 in 43 African Countries [DETAILS]

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By Modupe Gbadeyanka

The number of persons who have tested positive for the coronavirus disease in Africa have risen to 1,655, the Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC) has confirmed.

In a press statement issued on Monday, the agency said the COVID-19 has been reported in 43 countries in Africa, with 52 deaths and 169 recoveries.

In the press statement obtained by Business Post, Africa CDC said Algeria has the highest number of deaths, 17, followed by Egypt (14) and Morocco (4) and Burkina Faso (4).

Tunisia has recorded three deaths so far, Mauritius has two, the Democratic Republic of Congo has also had two, while Gabon, The Gambia, Ghana, Nigeria, Sudan and Zimbabwe have recorded one death each.

Of the recoveries so far in Africa, Algeria has had 77, Egypt has had 56, South Africa has had 12, Burkina Faso and Senegal have had five each, Ethiopia has recorded four recoveries, Morocco has had three, while the trio of Cameroon, Côte d’Ivoire and Nigeria have had two each, with Tunisia having a single recovery from the pandemic.

In terms of the 1,655 positive cases recorded so far on the continent, in alphabetical order, Algeria has 201, Angola (2), Benin (2), Burkina Faso (99), Cameroon (56), Cape Verde (1), Central African Republic (4), Chad (1), Congo (4), Côte d’Ivoire (25), Djibouti (1) and DRC (30).

Egypt (327), Equatorial Guinea (9), Eritrea (1), Eswatini (4), Ethiopia (11), Gabon (5), Gambia (2), Ghana (24), Guinea (2), Kenya (15), Liberia (3), Madagascar (12), Mauritius (28), Mauritania (2), Morocco (134) and Mozambique (1).

Namibia (3), Niger (1), Nigeria (36), Rwanda (19), Senegal (67), Seychelles (7), Somalia (1), South Africa (402), Sudan (2), Tanzania (12), Togo (18), Tunisia (75), Uganda (1), Zambia (3), Zimbabwe (2).

Modupe Gbadeyanka is a fast-rising journalist with Business Post Nigeria. Her passion for journalism is amazing. She is willing to learn more with a view to becoming one of the best pen-pushers in Nigeria. Her role models are the duo of CNN's Richard Quest and Christiane Amanpour.

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