Coronavirus has killed nearly 27,000 people in Africa

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Coronavirus has killed nearly 27,000 people in Africa so far, according to the latest data from the Ethiopia-based Africa Center for Disease Control.

As of Friday morning, Africa CDC reported 26,968 coronavirus deaths and 1,158,495 infections in Africa.

At least 881,495 recoveries had been recorded as of Friday morning, while the number of new cases have continued to decrease.

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Still, Africa has recorded 304 new deaths and 9646 new cases, as of Friday morning, according to the Africa CDC data.

Southern Africa continues to lead the continent with 13,476 fatalities so far, followed northern Africa and Western Africa with 7,783 and 2,296 deaths respectively.

The World Health Organization has continued to warn that although the continent has not witnessed the high death tolls recorded in the United States, Europe, Asia and the America, the pandemic was far from over.

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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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