Coronavirus cases near 37,000 in Africa

A picture of the map of Africa showing the countries that have confirmed cases of COVID-19./Africa CDC

The number of coronavirus cases in Africa has grown to 36,847, as of Thursday afternoon, according to the Africa Centre for Disease Control and Prevention.

According to the Africa CDC, the death toll across the African continent is at 1,589 and 12,071 patients have recovered from the virus.

Algeria has recorded the highest death toll with 444, followed by Egypt which suffered 380 fatalities.

In terms of fatalities in individual countries, Algeria recorded the highest death toll with 444 people while Morocco’s death toll stood at 168.

In East Africa, Djibouti, a country of less than a million population, recorded 1,100 cases compared to its much larger neighbor Ethiopia, which, with a population of 110 million, recorded 130 cases.

North Africa is the hardest-hit of the five geographic regions in the continent, followed by West, South, East and Central.