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Africa exceeds 40,000 cases of coronavirus and is approaching 1,700 deaths

May 2, 2020

The corona virus has caused more than 40,000 infections and nearly 1,700 deaths in Africa. This emerges from the recent record released by the African Union Centers for Disease Control this Saturday, which Lesotho classified as disease-free country after the declaration on Thursday first case in the Comoros.

There were exactly 40,746 infections, 1,689 deaths and 13,383 discharges among the 53 countries on the continent that were included in the African Union’s balance sheet.

By region, North Africa remains the most affected with around 15,700 cases. Algeria (4,154 cases, 453 deaths), Egypt (5,895 cases, 406 deaths) and Morocco (4,569 cases, 171 deaths) are the worst affected countries.

Africa exceeds 40,000 cases of coronavirus and is approaching 1,700 deathsAfrica exceeds 40,000 cases of coronavirus and is approaching 1,700 deaths

The west of the continent is the second most affected region with approximately 10,900 cases, particularly Nigeria, with 2,170 cases and 68 deaths. Guinea, Ivory Coast and Senegal register more than 1,000 cases.

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