Africa on Friday reported its highest daily number of coronavirus cases since the outbreak hit early this year, as the pandemic accelerates dangerously in the region.
The Africa Center for Disease Control reported 11,219 new cases in Africa on Friday with 216 new deaths, bringing the total number of cases to 348,871 and 9098 deaths.
Africa CDC said 166,684 cases have been closed, including 5,029 new recoveries on Friday.
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The highest number of new cases came from Southern Africa where South Africa has been leading the way with total number of infections and deaths.
South Africa now accounts for about 30 percent of all the cases in Africa and close to 25 percent of all the deaths. But the region also leads in the number of recoveries with 62,284 cases closed.
At least 118,375 people in South Africa have contracted the coronavirus, 2,292 South Africans have died and 59,974 others have recovered, according to the latest data by the Africa CDC.
The pandemic has spread to 54 of the 55 countries in the African region, according to the African Union.
You can see country by country report here.