WORLD More than 10,000 COVID-19 cases confirmed in 52 African countries

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More than 10,000 COVID-19 cases confirmed in 52 African countries

By Lyu Qiang | People's Daily app

16:25, April 07, 2020

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Photo: Africa CDC

Johannesburg (People’s Daily) - In Africa, 52 countries have reported more than 10,000 confirmed cases of COVID-19 as of Tuesday morning. There have been 417 deaths, while 913 have recovered so far among 10,075 confirmed cases, according to a report from the Africa Centres of Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). 

African countries that have reported more than 500 confirmed cases include: South Africa (1,686), Algeria (1,423), Egypt (1,322), Morocco (1,120), Cameroon (650), Tunisia (596).

Sao Tome and Principe has confirmed its first four COVID-19 cases, becoming the 52nd African state to report a case. Prime Minister Jorge Bom Jesus said the confirmation came after test results returned from Gabon on Monday. Only two African countries, Comoros and Lesotho, have no confirmed cases of COVID-19.

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