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Africa’s Confirmed COVID-19 Cases Pass 1.82 Million

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A Nigerian fuel pump attendant wears a face mask amid fears of the first case of being reported in Lagos, Nigeria, 28 February 2020. An Italian citizen who works in Nigeria has tested positive for the coronavirus Covid-19 disease. The Nigeria Federal Ministry of Health said it has already started working to identify all the contacts of the patient since he entered Nigeria.
Coronavirus in Nigeria, Lagos – 28 Feb 2020

The number of confirmed cases in the African continent reached 1,827,034 with a death toll of 43,913 as of Thursday afternoon, the Africa Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC) said.

A total of 1,492,904 people infected with COVID-19 have recovered across the continent so far, according to the continental disease control and prevention agency.

The most COVID-19 affected African countries in terms of the number of positive cases include South Africa, Morocco, Egypt, Ethiopia and Nigeria, figures from the Africa CDC show.

The southern Africa region is the most COVID-19 affected region both in terms of the number of confirmed positive cases as well as the number of deaths, it was noted.

The northern Africa region is the second most COVID-19-affected African region, according to the Africa CDC.

Samuel Nelson
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