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Africa News of Saturday, 17 October 2020


Africa: Nearly a quarter million active coronavirus cases across continent

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As of October 16, the confirmed cases of COVID-19 from 55 African countries have reached 1,613,144. Reported deaths in Africa have reached 39,089, and recoveries 1,329,652. To date, 244,401 cases are currently active and 15,311,543 tests have been administered.

South Africa has the most reported cases - 698,184, with deaths numbering 18,309. Other most-affected countries include Morocco (163,650), Egypt (105,033) Ethiopia (87,169), Nigeria (60,982) and Algeria (53,777).

The numbers are compiled by the Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE) at Johns Hopkins University (world map) using statistics from the World Health Organization and other international institutions as well national and regional public health departments.

For the latest totals, see the AllAfrica clickable map with per-country numbers.

Visit the AllAfrica Coronavirus section for more coverage from across the continent. Also see: Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention, World Health Organization Africa, and African Arguments.

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