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Africa: Out of 221,591 Active Covid-19 Cases in Africa, 1,483 are Critical


As of September 13, the confirmed cases of COVID-19 from 55 African countries have reached  1,346,595 . Reported deaths in Africa have reached  32,501 , and recoveries 1,092,502 .  221,591  cases are active of which 1,483   are considered critical.

South Africa has the most reported cases –  648,214 , with deaths numbering 15,427 . Other most-affected countries include Egypt ( 100,856  cases), Morocco ( 84,435 ), Ethiopia ( 63,888 ), Nigeria (5 6,177 ) and Algeria ( 48,007 ).

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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