Africa’s Coronavirus Cases Hit 5,786; Deaths 196

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The death toll in Africa from the coronavirus has reached 196, just as confirmed cases surpassed 5,786.

The Africa Center for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC) revealed the new figures on Wednesday.

It said 530 of the new cases happened in the last 24 hours, across 49 African countries.

South Africa is the worst-hit country with 1,353 confirmed cases.

Algeria follows with 716 cases. Egypt has 710.

Africa CDC said 412 infected people recovered.

However, the death toll increased from 172 to 196.

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'Dotun Akintomide's journalism works intersect business, environment, politics and developmental issues. Among a number of local and international publications, his work has appeared in the New York Times. He's a winner of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) Award. Currently, the Online Editor at The New Diplomat, Akintomide has produced reports that uniquely spoke to Nigeria's experience on Climate Change issues. When Akintomide is not writing, volunteering or working on a media project, you can find him seeing beautiful sites like the sandy beaches that bedecked the Lagos coastline.

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