Sunday , January 24 2021

Africa registers 225 new deaths from coronavirus



ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia

At least 225 more people in Africa died from the new coronavirus, Africa’s Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said on Monday, bringing the death toll in the continent to 51,708.

The total number of virus cases on the continent crossed 2.16 million, with 12,621 additions over the last 24 hours.

To date more than 1.83 million patients have recovered from the virus.

South Africa is the hardest hit of the five geographical regions of the continent with 884,700 cases and 23,100 deaths. But the region also recorded 809,200 recoveries.

North Africa recorded 738,800 cases, East Africa 269,300, West Africa 205,300, while Central Africa has so far registered 65,200 cases.

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