Africa hits 700k coronavirus cases with nearly 15k deaths

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At least 700 thousand people have contracted the coronavirus in Africa and about 15,000 of them have died, according to the latest data released by the Africa Center for Disease Control.

The data by the Africa CDC show that as of 6 p.m. East African Time, July 19, 2020, at least 701,573 people had contracted the coronavirus in Africa, 369,120 of them had recovered and 14,937 had died.

With 350,879 cases and 4,948 deaths, South Africa continues to lead the continent in both infections and fatalities. The country accounts for more than half of all the cases on the continent and one third of the deaths. At least 182, 230 people have recovered from COVID-19 in South Africa.

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Egypt follows South Africa with 87,172 total cases and 4,251 deaths. At least 27, 868 people have recovered from the coronavirus in Egypt.

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Simon Ateba
Simon Ateba
Based in Washington, District of Columbia, United States of America, Simon leads a brilliant team of reporters, freelance journalists, analysts, researchers and contributors from around the world to run TODAY NEWS AFRICA as editor-in-chief. Simon Ateba's journalistic experience spans over 10 years and covers many beats, including business and investment, information technology, politics, diplomacy, human rights, science reporting and much more. Write him: simonateba@todaynewsafrica.com

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