Africa’s COVID-19 death toll nears 24,000 


Angela Onwuzoo

The Africa Centre for Disease Control and Prevention has revealed that the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Africa has surged to 1,158,217 as the death toll rose to 26,968 with 881,495 recoveries.

The Africa CDC made the announcement in a release on Friday

The Africa CDC in its latest update issued on Friday reported that the Central African region recorded 52,432 cases; 1,021 deaths; 40,704 recoveries with Cameroon leading the region with 18,662 cases; 408 deaths and 17,065 recoveries.

 East Africa, according to the update, recorded 111,301 cases; 2,392 deaths and…



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