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COVID-19: Africa’s Death Toll Close To 79,000

Cape Town — As of January 18, confirmed cases of Covid-19 from 55 African countries reached 3,261,125. Reported deaths in Africa reached 78,874 and 2,676,282 people have recovered.

South Africa has the most reported cases – 1,337,926 – and 37,105 people died. Other most-affected countries are Morocco (459,671), Tunisia ( 180,090 ), Egypt (156,397), Ethiopia (131,195), and Libya ( 109,088 ). For the latest totals, see the AllAfrica interactive map with per-country numbers.

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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 as national and regional public health departments.

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