WORLD Africa's confirmed COVID-19 cases surpass 380,000 mark: Africa CDC

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Africa's confirmed COVID-19 cases surpass 380,000 mark: Africa CDC

Xinhua

22:09, June 29, 2020

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ADDIS ABABA, June 29 (Xinhua) -- The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases across the African continent reached 382,652 as of Monday morning, up 11,104 from that of Sunday, the Africa Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC) said.

The death toll related to the pandemic rose 173 from Sunday to 9,657 as of Monday morning, the Africa CDC said in its latest situation update.

The countries with the highest tallies include South Africa with 138,134 confirmed cases, Egypt with 65,188 confirmed cases, Nigeria with 24,567 confirmed cases, Ghana with 17,351 confirmed cases, Algeria with 13,273 confirmed cases, and Cameroon with 12,592 confirmed cases, it said.

Southern Africa is now the most affected area on the continent in terms of positive COVID-19 cases, followed by northern Africa and western Africa.

Africa CDC Director John Nkengasong last week urged the African continent to brace itself for a rise in the number of cases after easing of lockdowns.

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