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Africa: Over 70,000 Covid-19 Deaths Across Continent


As of January 8, confirmed cases of Covid-19 from 55 African countries reached 2,950,007. Reported deaths in Africa reached 70,550 and 2,414,305 people have recovered.

South Africa has the most reported cases – 1,170,590 – and 31,809 people died. Other most-affected countries are Morocco (448,678), Tunisia (152,254), Egypt (146,809), Ethiopia (127,227), and Libya (103,515). For the latest totals, see the AllAfrica interactive map with per-country numbers.

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.

AllAfrica interactive map with per-country numbers.

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