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    Sunday, September 6, 2020

    Africa’s Confirmed COVID-19 Cases Near 1.3M

    The Africa Centre for Disease Control and Prevention says COVID-19 has killed over 31, 000 people in the region since the outbreak of the pandemic.

    According to the latest COVID-19 update released the agency on Sunday, Africa has now recorded 1,291,724 cases with 31,056 deaths and 1,031,453 recoveries.

    In the Africa CDC report, the Central African region has recorded 55,316 cases; 1,047 deaths and 47,535 recoveries with Cameroon still leading the region with 19,604 cases; 414 deaths and 18,448 recoveries.

    East Africa, according to the update, recorded 142,096 cases; 2,822 deaths and 77,241 with Ethiopia maintaining a lead with 57,466 cases; 897deaths and 20,776 recoveries.

    In Northern Africa, there are now 244,964 cases; 8,916 deaths and 173,828 recoveries as Egypt lead with 99,712 cases; 5,511deaths and 77,208 recoveries.

    Southern African region leads other regions with 685,522 cases; 15,813 deaths and 594,106 recoveries with South Africa having the highest figures in the region with 636,884 cases; 14,779 deaths and 561,204 recoveries.

    While West Africa recorded 163,826 cases; 2,458 deaths and 138,743 recoveries, Nigeria lead the region with 54,905 cases; 1,054 deaths and 42,922 recoveries.

    The African CDC noted that the hands are the first potential carriers of COVID-19, urging everyone to embrace hand hygiene.
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