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Covid-19: Africa surpasses highest daily peak on Friday

Africa records at least 229 COVID cases in 23 nations | Africa Times
CDC Africa’s map for disease spread as at March.

Since the first African case of Covid-19 was recorded months back in Egypt .The continent on Friday recorded 11,219 fresh COVID-19 cases, the highest daily number ever since the first case was recorded in February. The Mediterranean country also recorded the first COVID-19 death on the continent.

The Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention reported 11,219 new cases on the continent on Friday with 216 new deaths, reported todaynewsafrica.com.

This brought to 348,871 the total number of cases as of Friday; total deaths were 9,098 while recoveries were 166,684.

The pandemic has spread to 54 of the 55 countries in the African region, according to the African Union.

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