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Africa records 1,517 deaths as COVID-19 cases rise to 34,610 with Edgypt and South Africa leading index



The World Health Organization (WHO) Regional Office for Africa has said the number of Coronavirus (COVID-19) cases in Africa has risen to over 34,610 in the past 24 hours.

The UN health agency gave the update on its official Twitter account, @WHOAFRO, on Wednesday morning.

According to the tweet, COVID-19 had killed 1,517 people, while 11,180 patients have recovered.

“34,610 COVID-19 cases reported on the African continent – with 11,180 associated recoveries and 1,517 deaths recorded,” it said.

The WHO African Region COVID-19 dashboard showed that Egypt is now number one with 5,042 cases and 359 deaths, followed by South Africa with 4,996 cases and 93 deaths.