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Africa’s Covid-19 cases near 3.8 million
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Africa’s Covid-19 cases near 3.8 million

African countries have reported 3,799,029 COVID-19 cases as of Friday evening, the Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC) said. Meanwhile, the death toll from COVID-19 on the continent has risen to 100,359, it added. South Africa has reported 48,708 deaths from COVID-19, the highest death toll in Africa, followed by Egypt and Morocco with 10,201 and 8,524, respectively. A total of 3,349,323 COVID-19 patients have recovered across the continent so far. The African Union has emphasized that the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic "is not just a severe health emergency, it is also a grave economic and social crisis."
South America a new Covid-19 epicentre, Africa reaches 1 lakh cases: WHO
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South America a new Covid-19 epicentre, Africa reaches 1 lakh cases: WHO

South America has become a new epicentre of the Covid-19 pandemic with Brazil hardest-hit, while cases are rising in some African countries that so far have a relatively low death toll, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Friday. “The Covid-19 pandemic today reached a milestone in Africa, with more than 100,000 confirmed cases. The virus has now spread to every country in the continent since the first case was confirmed in the region 14 weeks ago,” the WHO said in a statement, noting there were 3,100 confirmed deaths on the vast continent. Dr. Matshidiso Moeti, WHO regional director for Africa, who is from Botswana, said: “For now Covid-19 has made a soft landfall in Africa, and the continent has been spared the high numbers of deaths which have devastated other regions of th...