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Around 1200 coronavirus cases in at least 40 African countries. 37 people dead Updated for 2021

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Updated: February 25, 2021

Coronavirus has spread to 40 countries in Africa, claimed the lives of at least 37 people and infected around 1200 others as of Sunday morning, according to a virus tracker maintained by Johns Hopkins.

At least 10 people have died in Egypt, 15 in Algeria, 3 in Morocco, 3 in Burkina Faso, 1 in Tunisia, 1 in Congo Kinshasa, 1 in Mauritius, 1 in Gabon and 1 in Sudan and 1 in Ghana. These numbers were changing rapidly even as we write this as the pandemic spreads fast around the world.

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The virus has now spread to all parts of the second most populous continent with the highest number of those infected being in Egypt, South Africa, Algeria, Morocco Burkina Faso, Tunisia and Senegal.

At least 294  infections have been reported in Egypt, 240 in South Africa, 139 in Algeria, 96 in Morocco, 64 in Burkina Faso, 60 in Tunisia, 56 in Senegal, 40 in Cameroon, 23 in Congo (Kinshasa), 25 in Nigeria, 21 in Ghana, 17 in Rwanda, 14 in Mauritius, 14 in Cote d’Ivoire, 9 in Ethiopia, 16 in Togo, 7 in Kenya, 7 in Seychelles, 6 in Tanzania, 6 in Equatorial Guinea, 5 in Gabon, 3 in Liberia, 3 in Congo (Brazzaville), 3 in Central African Republic, 3 in Madagascar, 3 in Namibia, 3 in Zimbabwe, 2 in Benin, 2 in Angola, 2 in Guinea, 2 in Sudan, 2 in Zambia, 2 in Mauritania, 3 in Cabo Verde, 1 in Somalia, 1 in Niger, 1 in Chad, 1 in Djibouti, 4 in Eswatini and 1 in The Gambia.

These numbers were bound to change rapidly as the virus continues to spread around the world.

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Simon Ateba
Simon Ateba
Simon Ateba covers the White House, the U.S. government, the International Monetary Fund, the World Bank and other financial and international institutions for Today News Africa in Washington D.C. Simon can be reached on simonateba@todaynewsafrica.com

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