WORLD More than 5,000 cases of COVID-19 confirmed in Africa


More than 5,000 cases of COVID-19 confirmed in Africa

By Lyu Qiang | People's Daily app

19:20, March 31, 2020


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Johannesburg (People’s Daily) - Forty-seven countries in Africa have reported COVID-19 cases, with a total number of infections at 5,255 and a death toll of 172 as of Tuesday morning, according to a report from Africa Centres of Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).  

So far, 371 patients have recovered.


Infographic: Africa CDC

The African countries that have more than 500 confirmed cases include South Africa (1,326 cases), Egypt (656 cases), Algeria (582 cases) and Morocco (556 cases). 

Botswana became the 47th coronavirus-infected African country after announcing the first three cases of COVID-19 on Monday evening.

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